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Rail transportation: senate urges FG to repair eastern corridor

by Kunle Awosiyan
Rotimi Amaechi

The Senate has appealed to the Federal government to prioritize the repairs of railway lines in the Eastern part of the country.

In a motion raised by the Senate Chief whip, Senator Orji Uzor Kalu during plenary on Tuesday, he said this would reduce the burden on the already dilapidated roads.

He lamented that the Eastern the rail lines have been denied similar attention given to Lagos-Kano(Westem) rail line despite the fact that the Eastern rail line remains the most lucrative route in Nigeria.

The Senate then, mandated its Committee on Land Transport to work with the relevant Ministry and agencies of the government to facilitate the commencement of the Eastern corridor.

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