The Federal Government is set to link 36 state capitals with railways so as to promote ease of doing business in Nigeria.
This proposed project is part of the positive measure to reassure Nigerians that rail transport will be promoted eight months after the closure of Abuja-Kaduna rail line following attack by bandits.
The Federal Government said efforts are being made to resume passenger lifting on the Kaduna-Abuja train route before the end of November, a development coming eight months after the train corridor suffered a terror attack.
The attack which recorded bombing and kidnapping of scores of passengers who were held hostage for months had led to suspension of operations along the route.
The development appears to be coming after the protracted negotiations to get the victims of the March 2022 attack released, have been officially confirmed.
The Minister of Transportation, Mu’azu Jaji Sambo, who made the announcement in Abuja on Monday while giving an update on the achievements of the ministry between 2015 and 2022, said also that the Federal Government also plans to link up the 36 state capitals in Nigeria with rail network in order to provide seamless means of transportation for the citizens.
The Minister said, “The Abuja-Kaduna tragedy shall not happen again not only because we have committed it to God but we have taken steps to prevent any further attack again. We have learnt lessons from the attack.