President Muhammadu Buhari has presided virtually over the rehabilitation and reconstruction of Port Harcourt- Maiduguri Eastern Narrow-Gauge Railway.
The newly rehabilitated railway comes with the new branch lines and Trans-shipment facilities, Bonny Deep Seaport and Railway industrial park. In attendance is the Minister of Transport Rotimi Amaechi, Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed as well as Governors and other government top government officials.
President Buhari urged all Nigerians to take advantage of the project (which is expected to advance contemporary demands of transport in the country) especially industrialists, manufacturers, and businesses within the zones in planning for expansion and building new factories to join in raising Nigeria’s economy to the global stage and reaffirm our leading role in Africa.
The President further noted that economic activities along the Eastern corridor, which has been greatly affected by insurgent activities will be reactivated by the Port-Harcourt -Maiduguri railway and serve as a stimulus for industry and trade.