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Amaechi: We Will Build Port Harcourt-Maiduguri High Speed Railway Line by Rosskiye: 1:15am On Jan 30, 2020
Nigerian Government To Construct Port Harcourt-Maiduguri Rail Line – Amaechi

January 29, 2020

By Victor Azubuike

Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi has said efforts are underway to construct the Port Harcourt to Maiduguri rail line.

Amaechi spoke during the Deloitte in dialogue: Nigeria Economic Outlook 2020, held at the Eko Hotel and Suites in Lagos, Tuesday, on the topic, “Railway Infrastructure: Progress and Plan.”

He said the total reconstruction of the Port Harcourt to Maiduguri rail line will include new designs that will have an industrial park.



Amaechi who is a former Rivers State Governor also said President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the construction of two new seaports in the Niger-Delta; one in Bonny, Rivers State and the other in Warri, Delta State.

He said, “We will provide railway for Port Harcourt to Maiduguri. The President has assured me. We are discussing and announcement would be made on the project soon.''

“The President has also approved the construction of two new seaports. One in Bonny and another in Warri. The first deep seaport we’ll have in Nigeria is already being built in Lekki. There’s one being proposed by the Akwa Ibom State government. I think they call it Ibom Seaport. I’ve told them to bring it and I’ll give them all the backing they need.

“I tell people that this government is by far more business-friendly. We would leave as much infrastructure for Nigeria.


“Nigerians are mostly particular about human transportation, how they can commute from Lagos to Ibadan daily, but the most important is actually for moving cargo to enhance productivity. Lagos to Kano rail is capable of moving 30 million tons of Cargo from Lagos to Kano, while Port Harcourt to Maiduguri can take 11 million tons of cargo.

Train Station on the Abuja - Kaduna line


“We would also look at the policy to ensure that after building the railways, there are certain cargoes that will not be allowed on the roads, to encourage movement of cargo on the rail lines and to ensure that our roads last longer… Moving cargo across the country through rail would be cheaper and faster than the roads.

Amaechi added that the just-completed 350 kilometre Warri-Itakpe rail line which was the first standard gauge rail line in Nigeria “was started about 34 years ago, abandoned, and now we have completed it, built stations, 1000 housing units for staff, workshops, all ready.”

For maritime security, Amaechi said, “We are trying to put in place, 3 helicopters, 2 airplanes, 4 to 6 drones, 24 hours, we will be in the air, watching Nigerian waters from Lagos to Calabar, training soldiers, because this time we said not just the Navy, we want soldiers to come in, we want SSS, police, we want Airforce to come in; so for 24 hours, from my office, I can see Nigerian waters from beginning to the end.”
https://www.google.com/amp/s/dailypost.ng/2020/01/29/nigerian-government-to-construct-port-harcourt-maiduguri-rail-line-amaechi/amp/

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Re: Amaechi: We Will Build Port Harcourt-Maiduguri High Speed Railway Line by Rosskiye: 1:28am On Jan 30, 2020
In an earlier development, ''the minister also stated that the Federal Government would continue its negotiations with Russia for the commencement of the Lagos-Calabar rail line project.

Amaechi was quoted in a statement issued by the Federal Ministry of Transportation in Abuja on Thursday.

He said, “The six geo-political zones are all covered. Port Harcourt-Maiduguri line covers Port Harcourt, Aba, Owerri, Umuahia, Enugu, Abakaliki, Awka, Markurdi, Lafia, Akwanga, Jos, Bauchi, Gombe and connects to Yobe, Damaturu and then Maiduguri.

“The Lagos-Calabar line is for the whole of the South-South. We have Lagos coming through Akure, Benin and then from Benin we have a spot leading to Agbor and Asaba and to Onitsha.

“It then continues to Ughelii, Warri, Yenagoa, Port Harcourt, Aba, Uyo and Calabar. That takes care of the South-South, while Port Harcourt-Maiduguri takes care of the South-East and the North-East.”''


https://punchng.com/fg-begins-negotiation-for-pharcourt-maiduguri-rail-project/

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Re: Amaechi: We Will Build Port Harcourt-Maiduguri High Speed Railway Line by Susu888(m): 1:35am On Jan 30, 2020
By the time Buhari is done with his second term Nigerians will be begging him to run for another term!

Its not by making noise in the media about fictional projects he is actually walking the talkk*

A salute to ameachi as well, the man is doing very well. We will get there by God's grace.

Next Level cool

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Re: Amaechi: We Will Build Port Harcourt-Maiduguri High Speed Railway Line by salykely(m): 1:37am On Jan 30, 2020
Good development. I hope it isn't audio

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Re: Amaechi: We Will Build Port Harcourt-Maiduguri High Speed Railway Line by HallaDaTruth: 1:40am On Jan 30, 2020
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Re: Amaechi: We Will Build Port Harcourt-Maiduguri High Speed Railway Line by Rosskiye: 1:41am On Jan 30, 2020
salykely:
Good development. I hope it isn't audio

You people have come again with this your audio nonsense. I keep telling you people, Buhari does not do Audio.

Buhari's second name is Mr Integrity.

If Buhari tells you the sky is purple, you don't need to look up to confirm.

I actually see him as the new Paul Kagame.

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Re: Amaechi: We Will Build Port Harcourt-Maiduguri High Speed Railway Line by rdokoye: 1:47am On Jan 30, 2020
Susu888:
By the time Buhari is done with his second term Nigerians will be begging him to run for another term!

Its not by making noise in the media about fictional projects he is actually walking the talkk*

A salute to ameachi as well, the man is doing very well. We will get there by God's grace.

Next Level cool

Yea, the South-East will, because he's been implementing so many projects in the East, in an attempt to erase the Western monopoly. Ironically, he's done more for the South-East, than any other president in the past 20 years.

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Re: Amaechi: We Will Build Port Harcourt-Maiduguri High Speed Railway Line by Rosskiye: 1:48am On Jan 30, 2020
Susu888:
By the time Buhari is done with his second term Nigerians will be begging him to run for another term!

Its not by making noise in the media about fictional projects he is actually walking the talkk*

A salute to ameachi as well, the man is doing very well. We will get there by God's grace.

Next Level cool

Personally, I think Amaechi has been the best minister in Nigerian history.

Highly effective and hands-on.

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Re: Amaechi: We Will Build Port Harcourt-Maiduguri High Speed Railway Line by Susu888(m): 1:51am On Jan 30, 2020
rdokoye:


Yea, the South-East will, because he's been implementing so many projects in the East, in an attempt to erase the Western monopoly. Ironically, he's done more for the South-East, than any other president in the past 20 years.

Make dem no come for your head O grin they hate the man with passion.

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Re: Amaechi: We Will Build Port Harcourt-Maiduguri High Speed Railway Line by Rosskiye: 2:10am On Jan 30, 2020
Susu888:


Make dem no come for your head O grin they hate the man with passion.

Don't go by this stuff you read on internet forums. Most Nigerians don't hate Buhari, wherever they come from.

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Re: Amaechi: We Will Build Port Harcourt-Maiduguri High Speed Railway Line by Susu888(m): 2:21am On Jan 30, 2020
Rosskiye:


Don't go by this stuff you read on internet forums. Most Nigerians don't hate Buhari, wherever they come from.

Yeah i know, the man is doing his best despite the Nigerian factor! If only he won the elections from 2003 when he was much younger by now we could have been competing with the likes of UAE.

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Re: Amaechi: We Will Build Port Harcourt-Maiduguri High Speed Railway Line by Susu888(m): 3:23am On Jan 30, 2020
Children of hate will soon come with their bitterness.... carrying hatred for buhari ontop their heads like gala.

Let the wailing begin grin

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Re: Amaechi: We Will Build Port Harcourt-Maiduguri High Speed Railway Line by mascot87(m): 4:58am On Jan 30, 2020
I guess to be able to import boko boys easily and very fast too undecided

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Re: Amaechi: We Will Build Port Harcourt-Maiduguri High Speed Railway Line by setobaba: 4:58am On Jan 30, 2020
Pls who's the minister for transportation self?



For sale

Re: Amaechi: We Will Build Port Harcourt-Maiduguri High Speed Railway Line by RuudVanNisteroy: 5:02am On Jan 30, 2020
Rosskiye:


You people have come again with this your audio nonsense. I keep telling you people, Buhari does not do Audio.

Buhari's second name is Mr Integrity.

If Buhari tells you the sky is purple, you don't need to look up to confirm.

I actually see him as the new Paul Kagame.
Stop with your false propaganda. Buhari is a lover of corruption.

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Re: Amaechi: We Will Build Port Harcourt-Maiduguri High Speed Railway Line by 9jaRealist: 5:02am On Jan 30, 2020
grin
Re: Amaechi: We Will Build Port Harcourt-Maiduguri High Speed Railway Line by Xisnin(m): 5:03am On Jan 30, 2020
Susu888:
By the time Buhari is done with his second term Nigerians will be begging him to run for another term!

Its not by making noise in the media about fictional projects he is actually walking the talkk*

A salute to ameachi as well, the man is doing very well. We will get there by God's grace.

Next Level cool
By the time he is done.
You will probably be on a plantation farm working your ass off to repay his debts.
That is if bandits didn't get to you first.

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Re: Amaechi: We Will Build Port Harcourt-Maiduguri High Speed Railway Line by MondayOsunbor(m): 5:03am On Jan 30, 2020
Rosskiye:
In an earlier development, ''the minister also stated that the Federal Government would continue its negotiations with Russia for the commencement of the Lagos-Calabar rail line project.

Amaechi was quoted in a statement issued by the Federal Ministry of Transportation in Abuja on Thursday.

He said, “The six geo-political zones are all covered. Port Harcourt-Maiduguri line covers Port Harcourt, Aba, Owerri, Umuahia, Enugu, Abakaliki, Awka, Markurdi, Lafia, Akwanga, Jos, Bauchi, Gombe and connects to Yobe, Damaturu and then Maiduguri.

“The Lagos-Calabar line is for the whole of the South-South. We have Lagos coming through Akure, Benin and then from Benin we have a spot leading to Agbor and Asaba and to Onitsha.

“It then continues to Ughelii, Warri, Yenagoa, Port Harcourt, Aba, Uyo and Calabar. That takes care of the South-South, while Port Harcourt-Maiduguri takes care of the South-East and the North-East.”''


https://punchng.com/fg-begins-negotiation-for-pharcourt-maiduguri-rail-project/


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SERIOUSLY WE NO NEED THIS SHIT

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Re: Amaechi: We Will Build Port Harcourt-Maiduguri High Speed Railway Line by 9jaRealist: 5:05am On Jan 30, 2020
Susu888:
By the time Buhari is done with his second term Nigerians will be begging him to run for another term!

Its not by making noise in the media about fictional projects he is actually walking the talkk*

A salute to ameachi as well, the man is doing very well. We will get there by God's grace.

Next Level cool

grin grin grin

Some are not happy just being the World's Capital of Extreme Poverty...
They are instead looking to become the Universe's Capital of Extreme Poverty! SMH
>

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Re: Amaechi: We Will Build Port Harcourt-Maiduguri High Speed Railway Line by jchioma: 5:06am On Jan 30, 2020


Of what benefit is a rail line from Port Harcourt to Boko Haram's enclave? This Amaechi is trying to carry ant infested wood home.

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Re: Amaechi: We Will Build Port Harcourt-Maiduguri High Speed Railway Line by LikeCool(m): 5:10am On Jan 30, 2020
Why maidugri? We don't want those Boko boys coming down here.

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Re: Amaechi: We Will Build Port Harcourt-Maiduguri High Speed Railway Line by Visman(m): 5:10am On Jan 30, 2020
Where is MANNABBQGRILL that comment on every thread,come o, food don done.

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Re: Amaechi: We Will Build Port Harcourt-Maiduguri High Speed Railway Line by Newbiee: 5:11am On Jan 30, 2020
Audio
Re: Amaechi: We Will Build Port Harcourt-Maiduguri High Speed Railway Line by ITbomb(m): 5:13am On Jan 30, 2020
For 2023 campaign

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Re: Amaechi: We Will Build Port Harcourt-Maiduguri High Speed Railway Line by Sonnyboom: 5:16am On Jan 30, 2020
The shameless despicable children of hate fed with chronic bigotry n endemic hate from the womb have finally arrived. No wonder they claim Hausa Fulani Yoruba Kanuri Ikwerre Malaysians Singaporeans Chinese Indians Arabs South Africans all hate them for drug peddling n being developers.

mascot87:
I guess to be able to import boko boys easily and very fast too undecided

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Re: Amaechi: We Will Build Port Harcourt-Maiduguri High Speed Railway Line by cRobo: 5:19am On Jan 30, 2020
They want to transport BokO haram to port Harcourt

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Re: Amaechi: We Will Build Port Harcourt-Maiduguri High Speed Railway Line by Visman(m): 5:19am On Jan 30, 2020
Amaechi don find trouble,
Fight go soon start grin

Oya south west e warriors vs south east chest beaters over to u.
We the south-south are watching cool

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Re: Amaechi: We Will Build Port Harcourt-Maiduguri High Speed Railway Line by sulaak(m): 5:20am On Jan 30, 2020
Hot Air!

Where will Nigeria government find the funds to finance a high-speed railway line between Port Harcourt-Maiduguri this is a railway line that will require electric-powered rails or overhead electric cables and expensive electric powered locomotive.

The Nigeria government is struggling to complete a standard gauge diesel-powered railway line between Lagos to Ibadan. The government must sell realistic visions to Nigerian.

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Re: Amaechi: We Will Build Port Harcourt-Maiduguri High Speed Railway Line by Renforce: 5:22am On Jan 30, 2020
Imagine... Railway tracks that are always very lonely. Maiduguri of all places!
This government agenda will never work


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Re: Amaechi: We Will Build Port Harcourt-Maiduguri High Speed Railway Line by zoedew: 5:23am On Jan 30, 2020
Ok
Re: Amaechi: We Will Build Port Harcourt-Maiduguri High Speed Railway Line by ignis: 5:23am On Jan 30, 2020
That is to facilitate easy inflow of Boko haram to the south.

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Re: Amaechi: We Will Build Port Harcourt-Maiduguri High Speed Railway Line by ifymadu: 5:23am On Jan 30, 2020
This seems to be the only active minister in this administration. Good job so far.

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