Buhari commissions new locomotives, first Nigeria dry port in Kaduna

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday commissioned two additional locomotives and 10 additional passenger coaches for the Abuja-Kaduna Rail service at Rigasa train station in Kaduna.

The government said it procured the new vehicles to reduce the stress of passengers whose large volume currently overwhelms facilities.

The president in his address appreciated the Kaduna State Government, Ministry of Transportation and Nigerian Shippers’ Council for making the project a reality while assuring Nigerians that the six others will be completed in due course.

According to him, “Today in Kaduna I’m pleased to commission 2 additional locomotives & 10 additional Passenger coaches for the Abuja-Kaduna Rail service; and to commission the new Inland Container Depot. Nigeria’s infrastructure is being steadily upgraded, & our economy is set for jobs and growth.

“Today is a landmark day for our importers and exporters. The Kaduna Inland Dry Port is the first proper Inland Dry Port to be completed among the seven approved across the country. Six others — in Ibadan, Aba, Kano, Jos, Funtua and Maiduguri — are at various stages of completion.

“I congratulate the Kaduna State Govt, Ministry of Transportation, and Nigerian Shippers”.