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Abuja rail to be operational December 2017 – FCT Minister

By on February 8, 2016

In a bid to compliment the present mode of public transportation, as well as reducing traffic gridlock often experienced at peak periods in the Federal Capital Territory, the FCT Administration said it was working extremely hard to make the Abuja rail system operational in the last quarter of 2017.

The FCT Minister, Malam Muhammad Musa Bello, made the disclosure while receiving the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources and Group Managing Director of NNPC, Dr. Emmanuel Ibe Kachichwu who paid him a working visit in his Abuja office.

Bello disclosed that the last quarter of 2017 was the new target date envisaged by the FCTA.

The minister noted that when the Abuja rail comes on stream, it would revolutionise the transportation system, as the use of personal vehicles would become unattractive.

Bello addedd that the rail transportation would also go a long way to create employment for some residents of the FCT.

He however called on the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) to build Mega filling stations in the six area councils of the FCT, instead of only one earmarked for each senatorial districts in the 36 states of the federation.