22 December 2012

Nigeria: FG Inaugurates Lagos-Kano Intercity Services

The Federal Government yesterday in Lagos inaugurated the Nigeria Railway Corporation's Lagos-Kano intercity passenger train services and haulage of petroleum products.

The Minister of Transport, Sen. Idris Umar, said at the event that the government was still committed to revamping the transport sector, particularly railway services, because of its importance to Nigeria's economic development.

The News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, reports that the NRC revitalised the Lagos-Kano intercity train services to complement the existing Lagos- Ilorin and Minna-Kano intercity train services.

Umar said: "This segment holds the key to the development of the economy of the nation from the commercial Port- city of Lagos to the commercial hub of northern Nigeria in Kano. This is vital to the start-off of the transformation of the Nigerian economy."

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