ENUGU, Nigeria (VOICE OF NAIJA) – The Media Center of the President-elect, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has said that a major focus of the coming administration will be to complete ongoing projects by the Buhari government, within the next few years.
According to a series of tweets by the Media Team on Wednesday, the incoming government led by Tinubu is quite aware of the rail system revolution kickstarted by President Muhammadu Buhari.
The social media statement notes that the initiative is of more pressing importance as Tinubu’s administration is promising to fast track the completion of ongoing projects within the next few years.
It added that to the brief communique, Asiwaju’s administration promises to enhance the use of the nation’s railways as a cost- effective and safe way to reduce the strain on the roads and expressways resulting from the haulage of commercial goods by heavy vehicles travelling long distances.
“The Lagos – Kano; Benin – Abakaliki; Port Harcourt – Maiduguiri; Lagos – Calabar; and Kano – Maradi will be given special attention as his administration hopes to get them completed as soon as possible.
“Having been instrumental to the Lagos rail success story, Asiwaju understands that railways are less expensive in shipment of large quantities of goods from one location to another part of the country.
“State Governments will be encouraged to build metro systems in their capital cities. These metros will link up with existing national rail lines and revolutionise urban transport in Nigeria.
“This will further boost commerce and contribute significantly to national GDP growth as envisioned in the Renewed Hope policy plan,” the statement partly read.
The incoming government led by Asiwaju Bola Tinubu is quite aware of the rail system revolution which was started by President Muhammadu Buhari.