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FG Moves To Ban Trucks On Lagos/ibadan Highway, Goods To be Moved By Rail by dre11(m): 11:38pm On Dec 06
…as Buhari holds special FEC session over 2019 budget


By Anule Emmanuel Abuja



The Federal Government has concluded arrangements to compel persons transporting cargo along the Lagos/Ibadan highway in trucks and heavy duty vehicles to use the rail system.

Minister of Transport, Rotimi Amaechi, said the idea is to preserve Lagos/Ibadan road when the rail reconstruction is completed.

Amaechi stated this while briefing State House Correspondents after the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting presided over by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

According to the minister, effective from June 2019, the Federal Government would have completed work on the rail project linking the Western and Northern axis to begin the transportation of cargo.

“We believe that by next year, we will 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,” the minister stressed.

The Transport Minister said FEC approved contract for the building of a freight office in Jibia, a border town between Kastina State and Niger Republic.

He said: “We awarded the national freight office in Jibia for the sum of N551,810,060 and the contract is to last for 36 weeks. You know that the national freight office is usually located at border post. So, the border post between Katsina and Niger Republic, that is where it is located.”
Meanwhile, President Muhammadu Buhari will, tomorrow, preside over a ‘special’ FEC, to consider the draft 2019 appropriation bill.

Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to the President, Mr. Femi Adesina, who spoke at the briefing joined by Amaechi, the Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, and the Minister of Sports and Youth Development, Solomon Dalung, said the ‘Special FEC’ will deliberate solely on 2019 draft budget proposal.

The Minister of Budget and National Planning, Udoma Udoma, on 18th October at the consultative forum on the Medium Term Expenditure Framework (MTEF) and Fiscal Strategy Paper (FSP) 2019 to 2021, said the Federal Government plans to submit a leaner 2019 budget to the National Assembly before the end of November.

Udoma said government was optimistic of achieving the 2.3 million barrels a day target with production now rising to about 2.15 million barrels a day.
The country’s oil output has since dropped to about 1.9 million barrels a day.

The Federal Government had proposed an oil price benchmark of $50 per barrel in the Economic Recovery and Growth Plan (ERGP).

According to the Budget Minister, with a significant rise in the price above $80 per barrel currently, government moved the oil price benchmark to $60 a barrel.

Udoma said N305 was proposed as exchange rate to the dollar, with government working to keep inflation down after slight increases in the last two months on the heels of 18 months’ consecutive decline.

The projected target gross domestic product (GDP) growth rate for the 2019 budget was put at 3.01 per cent, reduced from 4.5 per cent in the ERGP; 3.6 per cent in 2020 and 3.9 per cent in 2021.

“Growth is expected to increase from 0.8 per cent in 2017 to 2.1 per cent this year and 3.01 per cent in 2019 with the continued implementation of the ERGP in 2019 and improved outlook for oil prices,” he said.

On revenue, Udoma said based on the oil price and oil production assumptions, government expects to generate about N3.6 trillion from oil, up by about N500 billion from last year’s figure.
About N6.9 trillion revenue is projected to be available to the budget in 2019.

With other projections showing government expects to collect less revenue from some independent sources, he said only about N624 billion is expected to be realised, against about N847 billion in the 2018 budget, among others.

In his remarks, the Minister of Power Works and Housing said Council approved cost variations on Osegudu-Uweto road project from an initial contract price of N7.9 billion to N9.5 billion.

“The initial cost of the bridge was about N7.9 billion and then we had a variation of about N1.6 billion that takes it to N9.5 billion,” he said.

“The importance of the Loko-Uweto road, which we have substantially now completed is that it is the bridge that links the North and South of Nigeria,” he said.

Fashola also assured that the Federal Government, through the Federal Roads Maintenance Agency (FERMA) within the next couple of months, will rehabilitate major roads across the country to ease vehicular traffic, especially through the festive period.


https://www.newtelegraphng.com/2018/12/fg-moves-to-ban-trucks-on-lagos-ibadan-highway/

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Re: FG Moves To Ban Trucks On Lagos/ibadan Highway, Goods To be Moved By Rail by KanwuliaExtra: 11:40pm On Dec 06
Stupid move!
How will goods be transported?
Amaechi the CROOK!
Building useless “toy trains”! cheesy

This JUBRIL na real DUNCE! cheesy

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Re: FG Moves To Ban Trucks On Lagos/ibadan Highway, Goods To be Moved By Rail by yerokunphilips: 11:43pm On Dec 06
This will be wonderful , if only the rail are working effectively . It will reduce the burden on our road as well as reduce the rate of accident on that road .

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Re: FG Moves To Ban Trucks On Lagos/ibadan Highway, Goods To be Moved By Rail by Topccy007z: 11:50pm On Dec 06
APC using everything at their disposal for campaign

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Re: FG Moves To Ban Trucks On Lagos/ibadan Highway, Goods To be Moved By Rail by 4kDdullard: 12:04am On Dec 07
God punish them, after una don kill how many? Black man is cursed.

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Re: FG Moves To Ban Trucks On Lagos/ibadan Highway, Goods To be Moved By Rail by jayfolarin: 2:32am On Dec 07
KanwuliaExtra:
Stupid move!
How will goods be transported?
Amaechi the CROOK!
Building useless “toy trains”! cheesy

This JUBRIL na real DUNCE! cheesy

Are this really the set of people PDP export to win voters for them? Always cursing without any form of decorum! Mannn pdp don lose this game before kickoff o. No wonder the turnouts to the REGIONAL rallies have been abysmal.

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Re: FG Moves To Ban Trucks On Lagos/ibadan Highway, Goods To be Moved By Rail by KanwuliaExtra: 2:46am On Dec 07
jayfolarin:


Are this really the set of people PDP export to win voters for them? Always cursing without any form of decorum! Mannn pdp don lose this game before kickoff o. No wonder the turnouts to the REGIONAL rallies have been abysmal.

Tell JUBRIL to come out and campaign.
Let us see his crowd! wink

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Re: FG Moves To Ban Trucks On Lagos/ibadan Highway, Goods To be Moved By Rail by Afonja007: 2:54am On Dec 07
jayfolarin:


Are this really the set of people PDP export to win voters for them? Always cursing without any form of decorum! Mannn pdp don lose this game before kickoff o. No wonder the turnouts to the REGIONAL rallies have been abysmal.
and you believed APC that train will soon start be taking goods from Lagos to onitsha?

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Re: FG Moves To Ban Trucks On Lagos/ibadan Highway, Goods To be Moved By Rail by Stalwert: 3:05am On Dec 07
jayfolarin:


Are this really the set of people PDP export to win voters for them? Always cursing without any form of decorum! Mannn pdp don lose this game before kickoff o. No wonder the turnouts to the REGIONAL rallies have been abysmal.

grin grin they use their head as decorations rather than reasoning

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Re: FG Moves To Ban Trucks On Lagos/ibadan Highway, Goods To be Moved By Rail by lastmanstandn(m): 3:15am On Dec 07
KanwuliaExtra:
Stupid move!
How will goods be transported?
Amaechi the CROOK!
Building useless “toy trains”! cheesy

This JUBRIL na real DUNCE! cheesy

Don’t criticize just because you can. Try to use 2% of your brain. That way you can make a little sense of all the good things around you.

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Re: FG Moves To Ban Trucks On Lagos/ibadan Highway, Goods To be Moved By Rail by jayfolarin: 3:27am On Dec 07
Afonja007:
and you believed APC that train will soon start be taking goods from Lagos to onitsha?

You don't get it.. I'm not even an APC apologist. But judging by the pattern of atiku's online campaign, he probably hired 'Cambridge analytica' the same company Gej hired in 2015 and helped massively push that 'blood and baboon' quote and pictures everywhere on the internet to try and discredit Buhari all to no avail.

This guys are not cheap at all, I mean they easily will cost atiku tens of million of $$$ and while they are obviously good at what they do as they helped Donald trump and brexiteers win massively, their methods of alienate, sow discord, spread hate and consolidate certain voter base simply cannot win federal elections in Nigeria!

They failed with Jonathan and will drive atiku to failure as well if he doesn't do something soon and fast! I no even pity Atiku, everyone around him are super vultures but the money he has is mostly on the sweat and blood of Nigerians anyways.. So waste away! grin

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Re: FG Moves To Ban Trucks On Lagos/ibadan Highway, Goods To be Moved By Rail by Magalan: 5:59am On Dec 07
Must all goods be moved via rail?... you dont force people to pick a choice, you make people pick a choice..

Give them a reason to.

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Re: FG Moves To Ban Trucks On Lagos/ibadan Highway, Goods To be Moved By Rail by martineverest(m): 6:21am On Dec 07
4kDdullard:
God punish them, after una don kill how many? Black man is cursed.
how do you reason, young man?

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Re: FG Moves To Ban Trucks On Lagos/ibadan Highway, Goods To be Moved By Rail by qualityovenbake(m): 6:22am On Dec 07
Story, action speaks louder than words, the federal government and Ameachi should desist from this propaganda because people life's are involved. This trucks are causing accidents and making life difficult for Lagosian everyday.

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Re: FG Moves To Ban Trucks On Lagos/ibadan Highway, Goods To be Moved By Rail by martineverest(m): 6:22am On Dec 07
KanwuliaExtra:
Stupid move!
How will goods be transported?
Amaechi the CROOK!
Building useless “toy trains”! cheesy

This JUBRIL na real DUNCE! cheesy
it's becoming difficult to separate illiterates from literates in Nigeria, especially the youth demography

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Re: FG Moves To Ban Trucks On Lagos/ibadan Highway, Goods To be Moved By Rail by juniorstar: 6:24am On Dec 07
Lovely, but what wud happen to thousands of dangote truck on the road. At this time when he is even planning to open a truck manufacturing plant in the country.

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Re: FG Moves To Ban Trucks On Lagos/ibadan Highway, Goods To be Moved By Rail by mammanbawa: 6:25am On Dec 07
I weep for those cursing all these moves just because they dislike the president
One day
You'll all be well

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Re: FG Moves To Ban Trucks On Lagos/ibadan Highway, Goods To be Moved By Rail by TheGreenLand: 6:26am On Dec 07
Wow!
Very good development.
That is how it is done abroad.
God bless the Federal Government.

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Re: FG Moves To Ban Trucks On Lagos/ibadan Highway, Goods To be Moved By Rail by mammanbawa: 6:27am On Dec 07
juniorstar:
Lovely, but what wud happen to thousands of dangote truck on the road. At this time when he is even planning to open a truck manufacturing planr in the country.
They should move from ports to loading bays or from manufacturing plants to the rails
It's the safest means to transport cargo and this will help preserve our roads

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Re: FG Moves To Ban Trucks On Lagos/ibadan Highway, Goods To be Moved By Rail by IamAlexander: 6:27am On Dec 07
Good move by government. Hope they have political will to implement it anyways.

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Re: FG Moves To Ban Trucks On Lagos/ibadan Highway, Goods To be Moved By Rail by ChubbySteve(m): 6:28am On Dec 07
would that be the best?
Re: FG Moves To Ban Trucks On Lagos/ibadan Highway, Goods To be Moved By Rail by brightalo17: 6:28am On Dec 07
KanwuliaExtra:
Stupid move!
How will goods be transported?
Amaechi the CROOK!
Building useless “toy trains”! cheesy

This JUBRIL na real DUNCE! cheesy

Go back to sleep before frustration of life will kee you. Guy you're Bitter and you know it.

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Re: FG Moves To Ban Trucks On Lagos/ibadan Highway, Goods To be Moved By Rail by supereagle(m): 6:29am On Dec 07
Will it work?
Re: FG Moves To Ban Trucks On Lagos/ibadan Highway, Goods To be Moved By Rail by banhammy: 6:29am On Dec 07
A good move in the right direction

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Re: FG Moves To Ban Trucks On Lagos/ibadan Highway, Goods To be Moved By Rail by datola: 6:33am On Dec 07
Good move if you ask me. But what will be the fate of numerous Dangote trucks/drivers
Re: FG Moves To Ban Trucks On Lagos/ibadan Highway, Goods To be Moved By Rail by jshow(m): 6:33am On Dec 07
Reading through the comment section I can see some people will still show how dumb they are.
If this is not a good move to you then I think you should go back to sleep Nd never woke up

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Re: FG Moves To Ban Trucks On Lagos/ibadan Highway, Goods To be Moved By Rail by jshow(m): 6:33am On Dec 07
Reading through the comment section I can see some people will still show how dumb they are.
If this is not a good move to you then I think you should go back to sleep Nd never wake up

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Re: FG Moves To Ban Trucks On Lagos/ibadan Highway, Goods To be Moved By Rail by xarm(m): 6:34am On Dec 07
May God punish anybody that want to destabilise this government.

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Re: FG Moves To Ban Trucks On Lagos/ibadan Highway, Goods To be Moved By Rail by supereagle(m): 6:36am On Dec 07
KanwuliaExtra:
Stupid move!
How will goods be transported?
Amaechi the CROOK!
Building useless “toy trains”! cheesy

This JUBRIL na real DUNCE! cheesy
Hate is witchcraft and it shows that you are possessed and controlled by it. God has raised that Jubril to set us free from Egyptian bondage of PDP, You cannot continue to fight whom God is protecting. Nigeria shall be great.

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