By Abdullahi Jalalalluden
The Federal government has reassured its determination of ensuring timely completion of the ongoing Kano – Jigawa – Maradi rail line project , aimed at boosting the economy of the Nation.
The Minister of Transport Senator Sa’idu Ahmed Alkali made this known while inspecting the line project on Friday in kano and Katsina States .
The minister who drove by road from Kano to Daura said he was satisfied with the level of the work done so far.
He said with the rate at which the project is going hopefully the contactors would meet the target of timely completion , which is by 2025.
Senator Ahmed Alkali maintained that the earth work has already reached eighty percent completion.
” we are working hard to fix this country , so in terms of reviewing the financial aspect we must make sacrifice, including the contractor”
The Minister who also inspected Mohammad Buhari University of Transport Daura expressed his appreciation on the project , he commended the quality of the work done so far.
Speaking the chief Financing Officer of the company handling the Kano-Maradi rail project Mr Vladislav Bystrenko said the contract was signed in 2021, and they commence work in 2022 to the tune of two billion Us Dollars.
Radio Nigeria recalled that the contract was awarded by the regime of president Mohammad Buhari in 2021.