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‘Join Aba to Lagos’ – Nigerians react to Buhari’s approval of $1.9bn rail line to Niger Republic


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A cross-section of Nigerians has condemned President Muhammadu Buhari’s approval of over N1 billion contract for a rail line to Niger Republic.

Buhari on Wednesday accepted a $1,959,744,723.71 contract for a rail line that would link Nigeria to Niger Republic.

The railways will join no less than seven cities in Nigeria and one metropolis in Niger Republic and is anticipated to begin from Kano, passing via Dambatta, Kazaure, Daura, Mashi, Katsina, Jibia and terminate in Maradi, Niger Republic.

This stirred reactions from some Nigerians on Twitter who questioned why the federal government didn’t prioritise different cities like Aba, Lagos and join the rail strains moderately than Niger Republic.

Listed below are some feedback gathered by DAILY POST from Twitter;

@TaiwoOladayo “Why are we doing railway to Niger

when we’ve about 36 states inside the nation to go railways too.”

@Destayo67 “What financial profit is the republic of Niger to Nigeria? Somewhat than develop a railway connecting Lagos to Aba that has enormous financial profit to Nigeria it’s Niger republic. ”

@Pgent1 “We now have not related the main cities in Nigeria by way of Rail line, we’re planning to connect with hyperlink to niger republic.”

@Udehem2020 “Linking Nigeria to different landlocked international locations by rail is a good suggestion however first, we have to repair the as soon as we’ve in Nigeria already, Port Harcourt to Maiduguri line and the proposed Lagos Calabar line is essential.”

@Olajideobe “We’re but to construct rail strains from the jap industrial hall (Aba, Nnewi & Onitsha) to the western industrial base & main market hub (Ibadan, Agbara, Otta & Lagos), however Buhari led FG desires to construct a railway to Niger Republic.Great!

@Citizenjuwon “What’s mistaken with the Federal govt of Nigeria? Lagos-badagry expressway that leads Nigeria to about 5 West African international locations is in shambles and also you guys are mulling the concept of a rail line to Niger Republic?

@Unachukwu “The identical Buhari that closed all borders is speaking about cross border commerce with the constructing of rail. How? Hypocrisy is a illness!

@Mikhalid079 “What are we in search of in Niger, please? There are extra financial actions with Benin Republic. That is an emotional choice. We don’t want that rail

@Ekwulu “I’ve by no means seen a mindless regime like this one, you borrow cash to construct a railway to Niger republic, who will repay the mortgage?

@Kcnaija “What’s the financial influence of this funding? When railways in Nigeria corresponding to Lagos to Onitsha, Lagos to Calabar haven’t been mounted? What sort of president did Nigeria get like this?

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