Nigeria’s president, Muhammadu Buhari has promised to extend the newly commissioned Itakpe-Warri railway to link with Abuja creating a direct line between the north and the south.
The president disclosed this while commissioning the 326km Itakpe Warri Railway and ancillary facility yard from the Conference Hall of the State House in Abuja.
The Itakpe-Warri railway line is a 276 kilometres railway line that links Warri in Delta State to Ajaokuta, in Kogi State.
Buhari applauded all who in the 33 years of its creation made the project a success urging host communities for the rail line to maximise the potential the rail line avails them.
Meanwhile, Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki has congratulated the President on the feat of completing the project, saying it is quite fortuitous that few days to the country’s 60th independence celebration, the President has achieved the completion of this critical infrastructure.
He also appealed to the minister of transportation to extend the rail line to the industrial park in Benin City to facilitate the movement of goods to the northern part of the country.