Port-Harcourt to Maiduguri Rail Line To Cover 2,000km Through Six States – Amaechi
Rotimi Amaechi, Minister of transportation, has revealed that the Port-Harcourt to Maiduguri rail line will cover a total of 2000 kilometres across six states.
Addressing journalists on Friday, the Minister said the rail line will go through Imo, Anambra, Ebonyi, Gombe, Adamawa and Yobe States.
Speaking in Abuja after inaugurating the board of parastatals under the Ministry, Amaechi said the federal government is currently working on the Lagos-Ibadan rail line.
He said the contracts of the line from Ibadan to Kaduna and Kaduna to Kano had been awarded.
“We have forwarded our documents for the loan to the China Nexim Bank hoping they will give us loan this year for us to commence construction,” he said.
“We are negotiating for the contract of Port Harcourt to Maiduguri which is about 2,000 kilometres because it has to take a spur from Owerri through Nnewi and Awka and then from there to Abakiliki, while proceeding on to Gombe where we take a spur to Yobe, I think we got up to Yola, and then to Borno.”