FG to complete Kano-Maradi international rail line project by 2025 – Minister

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The Kano to Maradi, Niger Republic $2 billion rail line project, awarded by the previous government under President Muhammadu Buhari, is expected to be completed by the set project target year of 2025.

Speaking during an inspection of the project that commenced from Dawanau in Kano and is scheduled to extend to Niger Republic, the Minister of Transport, Senator Saidu Ahmad Alkali, on Friday, expressed satisfaction with the progress of the works.

He stated, “The earthwork of the project has reached an 80 percent completion stage, and the actual rail line work will commence soon after the earthworks.”

The Minister further added, “I’m impressed with what we have seen as we came all the way from Dawanau, where the project started. We acquired first-hand information on the level of project execution, and the contractors are in compliance with the specified job requirements.”

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