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PMB performs a groundbreaking ceremony for Kaduna-Kano rail line

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President Mohammadu Buhari has reaffirmed the commitment of his administration to reviving the Nigerian Railway, which he says is aimed at reducing deficiency in the transportation sector.

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The President said this during the groundbreaking ceremony of the Kaduna – Kano Rail Line, held at Zawachiki, Dawakin Kudu Local Government Area of Kano State.

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President Mohammadu Buhari said, his administration is according much priority to the rail sector, geared towards improving the economic wellbeing of the country.

The Kaduna-Kano rail line is about 203 kilometers. It forms part of the Lagos- Kano rail line that would ultimately terminate in Maradi, in the Niger Republic.

When the Kaduna-Kano rail line is completed, travelers can move on a standard gauge rail service from Abuja to Kano.

Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State applauded the foresight of the federal government in reviving the rail sector.

The 203-kilometer rail line project is expected to be completed in the next 18 months.