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Thursday, July 12, 2018

What Buhari said while commissioning Abuja Light Rail will shock you

What Buhari said while commissioning Abuja Light Rail

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday expressed delight at the opening of the Abuja Light Rail System.

He said the completion of the project “is a dream come true”.

He commented the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT),
Muhammed Bello, for his hard work and sense of purpose towards the
realization of the project.

Buhari said: “This accomplishment clearly demonstrates our commitment
to addressing critical infrastructural projects and keeping with the
ideals of the Change Agenda to ensure prudence in the management of
public resources, value for money considering the huge investments in
this project.

“Transportation is the live wire of any city. I am very optimistic
that a modern rail service would bring about a boost to the FCT economy
and greatly enhance social life. I am aware that what we have on ground
today are coaches meant to provide skeletal services as we await the
main set of the rolling stock for full operations.

“I have been briefed on the outcome of the Hon. Ministers of F.C.T
and Finance recent visit to China, during which the MOUs and agreements
for the procurements of the main rolling stock were signed.

“May I therefore assure Nigerians of Federal Government’s continued
support for all the negotiations towards the realization of the Abuja
Light Rail system.

“Today, what we have in the Federal Capital Territory is another
evidence that we are a government that delivers on its promises. I have
observed keenly other milestones that this Administration has achieved,
especially in the areas of education, public utilities and
infrastructure development.

“I am thankful to the Government and people of China for their
investment in the Nigerian economy. I commend the CCECC Limited – the
Contracting Firm, for the quality of work and timely delivery of this

“Let me place on record the Nigerian government’s appreciation to the
Government of China and the EXIM Bank of China for their support on
this and many other projects currently being executed in the country.
This gesture further cements the already existing cordial relations and
developmental partnership between Nigeria and the People’s Republic of

“I would also like to thank our Nigerian Consultants, Messrs Transurb Technirail Consult Limited for their services.

“Let me conclude by urging the FCT Administration, especially, the
management of the rail services, to ensure efficient operations, good
customer service and maintenance culture in the operations punctuality
of the rail.”
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