By Abdullahi Jalalalluden
The Minister of Transportation, Senator Sa’idu Ahmed Alkali, has asked the contractors working on Kano-Kaduna rail project to review the metal clips they are using to hold the rail track.
He gave the order when he inspected the construction site in Makarfi Local Government area of Kaduna state on Saturday.
He said doing so will help prevent the rail from vandals and thieves.
“We came to see by ourself, you know seeing is believing. We are able to appraise the performance of the contractors of Kano-Kaduna rail project.
“You can see as we stand here, we started raining some little observations in the clips they are using. We asked them to use anti-theft clips so that they cannot be easily removed.
“Although this project has security challenge, Nigerians should expect us to deliver in the shortest possible time,” he explained.
The project, according to its contractors has so far reached 22.6 per cent level of completion.
Meanwhile the contractors lamented security challenge in the area and asked for collaboration with the military.
The contractors noted that even last two months, two of their staff were kidnapped along Tashar Yari in Makarfi Local Government area of Kaduna state.
Radio Nigeria Recalled that the project was awarded to China Civil Engineering Construction Company (CCECC) in 2021.