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FG Approves $1.9bn for Construction of Rail Line

FG Approves $1.9bn for Construction of Rail Line

The Federal Government has approved the sum of $1,959,744,723.71 for the construction of a rail line that will link Nigeria to Niger Republic. The approval was given at a meeting of the Federal Executive Council presided over by the President, Muhammadu Buhari.

Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, made this known at a state house meeting that the sum approved for the development of the proposed rail line linking Kano-Dutse-Katsina-Jibia and to Maradi in Niger Republic is inclusive of Value Added Tax.

Amaechi said apart from that, the council also approved the award of a contract worth N3.049 bilion for the design, manufacture, supply, testing, and construction of rail way crane.

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