At the North Central Town Hall meeting held in Ilorin for the people of Kogi, Niger and Kwara on Monday, the minister for Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi said the Federal Government had secured 7. 5 billion dollars loan for the construction of a standard rail gauge from Lagos to Kano.
According to him, the loan was secured from a Chinese bank and the ministry is waiting for approval from the National Assembly to access the loan. He said that 1. 4 billion dollars was for the construction of the rail gauge from Lagos to Ibadan while 6. 1 billion dollars would be used on Ibadan-Ilorin-Minna-Kaduna- Kano line.
The meeting was attended stakeholders, including traditional rulers, labour leaders, students, women societies, artisans and association of persons with disability.
Source: The Guardian