By Gift Olivia Samuel, The Sight News
The Minister of Transportation, Hon. Chibuike Amaechi, has said that the cries of Nigerians for more trains on the Abuja-Kaduna and Lagos-Ibadan rail lines has been heard.
The Minister, stated this on his Twitter handle @ChibuikeAmaechi, where he revealed that he had taken delivery of more trains in China to service the rail lines.
According to him, “Yesterday, I test-ran and took delivery of more trains in China to service the Abuja-Kaduna and Lagos-Ibadan rail lines.
“For those complaining that the trains are not enough, especially for the Abuja-Kaduna route, we heard your cries, the trains are coming!” He ended.
Recall that Nigerians have urged the government to make more trains available especially on the Abuja-Kaduna rail line, due to the high rate of insecurities on the roads, which has led many to resort to using the train to commute from Abuja to Kaduna.
Meanwhile, in an earlier tweet, the Minister revealed that he had taken delivery of the first batch of new trains built for Nigeria by CRRC—2 motored cars and 4 Locomotives.
“I have taken delivery & they would soon be in Nigeria. Work is ongoing on the 2nd batch of trains”.
“The plan is to connect & unite the entire country by rail. Together, let’s ride to the #NextLevel”, he said