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As FG starts trial of mentors on Itakpe-Warri rail line By Dirisu Yakubu President Muhammadu Buhari Saturday valued the exertion of his ancestor, Dr Goodluck Jonathan in the recovery of infrastructural ventures in the nation as he endorsed the naming of the Agbor Railway Complex after him.
The Special Assistant to the President on Digital and New Media, Tolu Ogunlesi revealed this on his Twitter Handle on Saturday. “President @MBuhari has affirmed the naming of the Railway Complex in Agbor-the operational center of Itakpe-Warri rail line after President Goodluck Jonathan. It will be known as the Goodluck Jonathan Railway Station and Complex,” he tweeted @toluogunlesi.
In the mean time, following the consummation of work on the Itakpe-Warri standard measure rail line by the President Muhammadu Buhari-drove government; a trial of mentors on the course initiated yesterday. Priest of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi revealed this on his Twitter Handle @ChibuikeAmaechi.
“Today, we began trial of the recently conveyed mentors on the finished Itakpe-Warrior standard check rail line,” he composed. The trial prior scheduled for April must be suspended attributable to the coronavirus pandemic which likewise prompted the fleeting stoppage of rail transportation by the Nigerian Railway Corporation, NRC.
The 276 km rail line joins Warrior in Delta and Agenebode (Edo) to Ajaokuta in Kogi state. Work on the rail line began in 1987 in the military organization of General Ibrahim Babangida yet was relinquished by progressive organizations inferable from the lack of assets.
In 2009, the then administration of President Umaru Yar’ Adua reactivated the task at an expense of about $200 million (N72 billion). The venture in 2019 was stretched out to the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, as the Buhari-drove government marked a N1.4 trillion ($3.9 billion) contract with the China Railway Construction Corporation to interface the rail line to the country’s capital.