The Federal Executive Council (FEC) yesterday approved N4.333 billion contract for the procurement of trains and coaches, Transport Minister Idris Umar, said.
Umar disclosed this after the council meeting presided over by President Goodluck Jonathan at the State House.
He said that the council had also approved contracts for the procurement of air-conditioned trains which would be deployed to the Lagos-Kano rail axis in an anticipation of its formal opening before the Christmas.
He said that the council also approved contract for the procurement of two sets of five-car diesel multiple unit with a capacity of 540 passengers.
The contracts, he said, were awarded to Messrs CSR NANJIMG PUZHEN Co. Ltd. and Kin Tech Nig. Ltd with completion period of 13 months.