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Re: Nigeria's Railway Revolution In Pics by Rossikk(m): 11:59pm On Aug 15
femi4:
Using Railway is now translated to new Nigeria. This glo boy sha

My brother don't mind these youths. When I was growing up nothing like train or even BRT in Naija. Molue/Danfo or nothing, whether in Abuja or Warri or Agege or anywhere.
Re: Nigeria's Railway Revolution In Pics by Rossikk(m): 12:07am On Aug 16
stainlessnature:
the construction is massive I must confess. Passing through MM way, it's a site to behold

Yeah bro, because Lagos Station will be a very central stop for many lines that will be built across the nation. So it needs to be a very massive station. I'm glad they're thinking ahead.
Re: Nigeria's Railway Revolution In Pics by Ofodirinwa: 3:26am On Aug 16
feedthenation:


Then why is this taking almost 2 decades to build, operate and maintain the railways system in Nigeria with all ths billions of dollars borrowed in loans

That's a normal length of time. I think work began with GEJ.
Re: Nigeria's Railway Revolution In Pics by JuanDeDios: 6:53am On Aug 16
Enyimbamercedes:
Why do we get erections from optics? Excited Buharists will be cheering ; calling this achievements! Yesterday, Bashir even claimed Burns Boys new album as an achievement for the administration.

These railways lines are economically unviable and cannot even earn the money to repay the loans taken to build them! They had to double the prices of tickets on the Abuja to Kaduna line to try to break even...
As long as the focus is on passenger trains and they ignore connecting the south East with the other cities; you’ll have beautiful nonsense

Modified:

For those devoid of understanding; when I say connect the SE; I am talking about for the purpose of moving what they manufacture. Same goes for connecting other commercial centers across the country to the ports and target markets and not building a railway line from Abuja to Kaduna with beautiful stations everywhere!! This will not pay off the loans!!!!!
Good points. Attention should be given to commercial hubs. I'd like to see train links between industrial hubs in SW and SE - Aba-Ogun-Lagos, PH-Nnewi-Lagos, etc. I can't see the strategic thinking behind the Warri-Ajaokuta link, for instance. But I disagree with you that passenger trains aren't important. With our huge population, passenger trains will repay loans as long as they're well managed. Abuja-Kaduna is always overbooked. Lagos-Ibadan will be the same.
Re: Nigeria's Railway Revolution In Pics by Enyimbamercedes: 7:49am On Aug 17
JuanDeDios:

Good points. Attention should be given to commercial hubs. I'd like to see train links between industrial hubs in SW and SE - Aba-Ogun-Lagos, PH-Nnewi-Lagos, etc. I can't see the strategic thinking behind the Warri-Ajaokuta link, for instance. But I disagree with you that passenger trains aren't important. With our huge population, passenger trains will repay loans as long as they're well managed. Abuja-Kaduna is always overbooked. Lagos-Ibadan will be the same.


Nice caveat: as long as they are well-managed!
Re: Nigeria's Railway Revolution In Pics by teachernnaa: 8:12am On Aug 19
[quote author=Tetehjewels post=92840353]

Talking of Economic input, u can't seriously take that away from South East.

During 16 years of PDP, agitation has always been there for a better Nigeria, it was when all agitation fell on a dried rock and also when Kanu and his associate decided to bring it upto speed.
Fairness to all region wont kill anybody rather it will unit and make the country a better place.

@my place of work,our Act says that the board members shld represent the 6 geopolitical zone.....they have been in operation for over 3yrs with no single representative from Southeast. This is just an example of what is happening in this country.

You all knows about this marginalization and chose to keep quiet, it will only take time till it explode and affect everyone.

As an individual, always learn to stand for what is right at all time.
Re: Nigeria's Railway Revolution In Pics by teachernnaa: 8:16am On Aug 19
Talking of Economic input, u can't seriously take that away from South East.

During 16 years of PDP, agitation has always been there for a better Nigeria, it was when all agitation fell on a dried rock and also when Kanu and his associate decided to bring it upto speed.
Fairness to all region wont kill anybody rather it will unit and make the country a better place.

@my place of work,our Act says that the board members shld represent the 6 geopolitical zone.....they have been in operation for over 3yrs with no single representative from Southeast. This is just an example of what is happening in this country.

You all knows about this marginalization and chose to keep quiet, it will only take time till it explode and affect everyone.

As an individual, always learn to stand for what is
Tetehjewels:


Were they not frustrated for 16years despite their heavy support for PDP?

Why did they not find their voices of lamentation then? Why now?

The funny thing is that PMB has them covered in the rail plan but will be on a priority basis.

Lagos was focal due to population and economic input and same applies for the south west corridor all the way to the north where agriculture is king.

My SE brothers need to chill and learn how to play positive politics
Re: Nigeria's Railway Revolution In Pics by delpee(f): 12:28am On Aug 31
kayjay69:
Very true

Big plus and a much needed project. It is only unfortunate that it may be arriving somewhat late and well overpriced.

Remember it was actually Obasanjo, on his way out, that commissioned the kick-off for this rail project. But my main grouse has always been, why we are often fixated on few projects and we are usually slow in executing/implementing.
Why spend 20 years on a single project, when you can spend same amount of time on multiple.

Nigeria is so underdeveloped that, even if we declare a true state of emergency in all sectors, it will take us not less than 50 years to catch up to an average 2nd world country. I say that with a lot of hope and optimism, others might disagree.

Thanks for reminding me that OBJ started the project. Nothing much happened thereafter until the YarAdua/GEJ era though.

True that we have a long way to go. If we avoid wasteful spending and focus on major infrastructural projects, we'll move at a much faster pace. Over pricing is a key issue too. May God open our eyes to do the needful soonest.
Re: Nigeria's Railway Revolution In Pics by chukxie(m): 6:10am On Aug 31
"Obasanjo came up with the blueprint"
"Yaradua signed it"
"GEJ pushed for the implementation"
"Buhari brought the project to fruition"
Enough of this nonsense, please! As Nigerians we all should be glad of the radical changes in our nation's train sector because it is a step in the right direction. The next radical change we need is in the area of electricity- affordable and constant. May we get our priorities right in Nigeria.
Re: Nigeria's Railway Revolution In Pics by kayjay69(m): 7:54am On Aug 31
Sister, unfortunately I do not share the God part of your narrative. God has given us all that he can ever give us in terms of resources both material and human.

Infact I can imagine God being tired of us Nigerians simply because we do not wish to act yet we expect some type of meaningful change.

Me I have said it more than once, we all must act together and speak with one voice. But seeing as that is not possible, I have said it before that this madness you witness in our polity will never stop because the people do not have a means to hold their leadership accountable. So if Nigeria as is currently constituted is not working, will it not be best to split the bleeping thing let each go his/her own separate way. Atleast maybe some sanity will prevail in respect domains rather than this collective madness on crass display.

I stand to be corrected but in my view that's just how it is.
delpee:


Thanks for reminding me that OBJ started the project. Nothing much happened thereafter until the YarAdua/GEJ era though.

True that we have a long way to go. If we avoid wasteful spending and focus on major infrastructural projects, we'll move at a much faster pace. Over pricing is a key issue too. May God open our eyes to do the needful soonest.
Re: Nigeria's Railway Revolution In Pics by Austeen007(m): 5:56pm On Aug 31
BUHARI IS TRULY TRYING
Rossikk:
21st century Nigerians....This generation will enjoy the new Nigeria

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