The Nigerian government is set to construct the National Freight Office in Jibia, Katsina state which is Nigeria’s border with Niger.
Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi stated this while briefing State House correspondents after Wednesday’s meeting of the Federal Executive Council, presided over by Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo.
He said the contract sum was N551,810,060 million, while the timeline is 36 weeks.
Amaechi also said the government would begin to encourage those who transport by trucks between Lagos and Ibadan to use the rail.
We believe that before the end of June, we will start running from January but, we may not be able to carry enough cargo, we will be able to do that by June/July.
At that point, most of the trucks carrying cargo going to Ibadan must be on the rail so, that we can save the Lagos/Ibadan road,he said.
Source: Voice of Nigeria