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The Coming Of Kano-Kaduna Modern Railway & Its Social & Economic Significance by presidency: 4:38pm On Jul 14, 2021
By Garba Shehu,
Senior Special Assistant to the President, Media and Publicity.
Abuja.


President Muhammadu Buhari will on Thursday lay the foundation stone of the Kano-Abuja sector of the Lagos-Kano railway modernization project.

The Lagos-Kano rail project is part of the 25-year vision approved by the Federal Government for the rail transportation in 2002. The contract for it was signed on 30th October, 2002 and assigned to a Chinese Company, China Civil Engineering Construction Company, CCECC.
On October 22,2009 CCECC and the Federal Ministry of Transportation signed a supplementary agreement for the implementation of the Abuja-Kaduna segment, which was completed, commissioned and put to use by the Muhammadu Buhari administration.

On 28th August 2012, the government signed another supplementary agreement for Lagos-Ibadan, the second segment of the corridor for the construction of double track railway of 156.8 kilometers.

In addition to this, the CCECC and the government of Nigeria agreed on December 26, 2016 for the extension of this rail line to Apapa port, adding a distance of 8.57 kilometers.
Given the seriousness attached to the provision of super critical infrastructure projects the Buhari administration dusted off these agreements and commended actual execution.

In June this year, the President was in Lagos to commission this project and officially place it at the service of Nigerians.

In the same vein, the proposed Kano-Ibadan was signed in April 2019, and the segment traverses Oyo, Osun, Kwara , Niger, Abuja, Kaduna and Kano states. This segment, it was agreed, will be implemented in three addendums: Ibadan-Minna, 460 kilometers, Minna-Abuja, 127 kilometers and the now to be commenced, Kano-Kaduna segment covering a distance of 203 kilometers.

This is an important passenger transportation corridor to connect the northern and the southern parts of Nigeria. The kano-Kaduna segment of this project passes through important cities and towns in the north like Kaduna, Jaji, Zaria and Kano, and there is a dense population along the line. This line will undertake passenger exchange in various cities and towns between the capital of Nigeria and the largest city in the North, Kano. Therefore, this project is an important passenger transportation corridor to connect the main cities in the northern Nigeria, and in due course, the major towns down south.

This project is going to form an important part of the West African railway network. The 15 ECOWAS states are committed to a subregional railway network. It is hoped that it will connect to the Niger Republic railway through the Kano-Maradi rail standard gauge rail line which construction the President kick-started a few months ago. This project will be a trunk railway line in Nigeria and also an important part of the West African railway network. Upon completion, this project will promote development in the north and rest of the country, and will create a condition for economic cooperation, material and personnel exchange with the surrounding countries. The completion of this line is therefore significant to Nigeria and the Western African subregion.

As stated above, this project is a trunk line of the national railway of Nigeria, an important part of regional network backbone system, a convenient channel and important passenger transportation corridor for passenger and freight exchange between cities in the country and an important part of the West African railway network.

When completed, this line is expected to meet the demands for the development of national economy, and it will open an efficient and convenient railway channel for import and export of goods in Nigeria and passenger exchange along the line. It will provide an efficient and high-quality traffic means for the sustainable and rapid development of regional and the national economy, strengthen the cooperation and exchange between regions and further drive the development of traditional industry and domestic industrialization process, so as to promote the sustainable development of economy along the whole line and even in the whole nation.

This line connects Kano, the important industrial city in the north of Nigeria and passes through Zaria and connects to the capital Abuja and the coastal city Lagos via the modern railway. At present, there is an existing narrow gauge railway in the channel of Lagos-Kano, but it has a poor line condition and limited transportation capacity. The passenger and freight transportations between the South and the North are mainly undertaken by highway. The economic contact between cities in the North and all other parts of the country is restricted by unwanted conditions, forming a situation of limiting transportation. The south of Nigeria has relatively developed economy and high urbanization rate, while the north is dominated by agriculture and animal husbandry, with a weak economic foundation.

This line will strengthen the contact and exchange between the areas with backward economy and the external economic environment, drive the economic development in the backward area and play an extremely important role to make up for the unevenness of economic and social development between regions. Therefore, the construction of this line should hopefully strengthen the economic contact between the north and south of Nigeria and realize the exchange of materials and personnel, and strengthen the coordinative development of regional economy in the north.

Another important aspect of the new railway which the construction starts today is that it meets the demand for the formation of a green transportation channel in Nigeria.There is a relatively fragile ecological environment along the line in this project, and highway transportation does not only have low transportation capacity and high transportation cost, but also high energy consumption and emission of environment-polluting waste gases.

The existing narrow gauge railway has low traveling speed of trains and low transportation capacity, which mars the railway transportation efficiency. With this project, it is expected that the standard gauge railway technology, in comparison with the expressway, will offer with a large-capacity, convenient, land saving, energy saving, environment-friendly, safe and green way of transportation. This should improve the atmospheric quality substantially, improve water quality and reduce pollution greatly along the line.

Lastly, it is to be noted that completed Abuja-Kaduna Railway is only 186km long, which seriously restricts the transportation capacity. The Kaduna-Kano Railway will provide the northward extension of Abuja-Kaduna Railway, and after completion, the length of Abuja-Kano will be 390km, which will greatly improve the transportation efficiency of Abuja-Kano Railway, and meet the demand for medium to long-distance and large-density transportation service.

The Kano-Kaduna Standard Gauge railway will improve mobility in the country as well as ensure seamless movement of passenger and freight trains on the Lagos-Kano rail link.

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Re: The Coming Of Kano-Kaduna Modern Railway & Its Social & Economic Significance by Asquare84(m): 7:20pm On Jul 14, 2021
presidency:
By Garba Shehu,
Senior Special Assistant to the President, Media and Publicity.
Abuja.


President Muhammadu Buhari will on Thursday lay the foundation stone of the Kano-Abuja sector of the Lagos-Kano railway modernization project.

The Lagos-Kano rail project is part of the 25-year vision approved by the Federal Government for the rail transportation in 2002. The contract for it was signed on 30th October, 2002 and assigned to a Chinese Company, China Civil Engineering Construction Company, CCECC.
On October 22,2009 CCECC and the Federal Ministry of Transportation signed a supplementary agreement for the implementation of the Abuja-Kaduna segment, which was completed, commissioned and put to use by the Muhammadu Buhari administration.

On 28th August 2012, the government signed another supplementary agreement for Lagos-Ibadan, the second segment of the corridor for the construction of double track railway of 156.8 kilometers.

In addition to this, the CCECC and the government of Nigeria agreed on December 26, 2016 for the extension of this rail line to Apapa port, adding a distance of 8.57 kilometers.
Given the seriousness attached to the provision of super critical infrastructure projects the Buhari administration dusted off these agreements and commended actual execution.

In June this year, the President was in Lagos to commission this project and officially place it at the service of Nigerians.

In the same vein, the proposed Kano-Ibadan was signed in April 2019, and the segment traverses Oyo, Osun, Kwara , Niger, Abuja, Kaduna and Kano states. This segment, it was agreed, will be implemented in three addendums: Ibadan-Minna, 460 kilometers, Minna-Abuja, 127 kilometers and the now to be commenced, Kano-Kaduna segment covering a distance of 203 kilometers.

This is an important passenger transportation corridor to connect the northern and the southern parts of Nigeria. The kano-Kaduna segment of this project passes through important cities and towns in the north like Kaduna, Jaji, Zaria and Kano, and there is a dense population along the line. This line will undertake passenger exchange in various cities and towns between the capital of Nigeria and the largest city in the North, Kano. Therefore, this project is an important passenger transportation corridor to connect the main cities in the northern Nigeria, and in due course, the major towns down south.

This project is going to form an important part of the West African railway network. The 15 ECOWAS states are committed to a subregional railway network. It is hoped that it will connect to the Niger Republic railway through the Kano-Maradi rail standard gauge rail line which construction the President kick-started a few months ago. This project will be a trunk railway line in Nigeria and also an important part of the West African railway network. Upon completion, this project will promote development in the north and rest of the country, and will create a condition for economic cooperation, material and personnel exchange with the surrounding countries. The completion of this line is therefore significant to Nigeria and the Western African subregion.

As stated above, this project is a trunk line of the national railway of Nigeria, an important part of regional network backbone system, a convenient channel and important passenger transportation corridor for passenger and freight exchange between cities in the country and an important part of the West African railway network.

When completed, this line is expected to meet the demands for the development of national economy, and it will open an efficient and convenient railway channel for import and export of goods in Nigeria and passenger exchange along the line. It will provide an efficient and high-quality traffic means for the sustainable and rapid development of regional and the national economy, strengthen the cooperation and exchange between regions and further drive the development of traditional industry and domestic industrialization process, so as to promote the sustainable development of economy along the whole line and even in the whole nation.

This line connects Kano, the important industrial city in the north of Nigeria and passes through Zaria and connects to the capital Abuja and the coastal city Lagos via the modern railway. At present, there is an existing narrow gauge railway in the channel of Lagos-Kano, but it has a poor line condition and limited transportation capacity. The passenger and freight transportations between the South and the North are mainly undertaken by highway. The economic contact between cities in the North and all other parts of the country is restricted by unwanted conditions, forming a situation of limiting transportation. The south of Nigeria has relatively developed economy and high urbanization rate, while the north is dominated by agriculture and animal husbandry, with a weak economic foundation.

This line will strengthen the contact and exchange between the areas with backward economy and the external economic environment, drive the economic development in the backward area and play an extremely important role to make up for the unevenness of economic and social development between regions. Therefore, the construction of this line should hopefully strengthen the economic contact between the north and south of Nigeria and realize the exchange of materials and personnel, and strengthen the coordinative development of regional economy in the north.

Another important aspect of the new railway which the construction starts today is that it meets the demand for the formation of a green transportation channel in Nigeria.There is a relatively fragile ecological environment along the line in this project, and highway transportation does not only have low transportation capacity and high transportation cost, but also high energy consumption and emission of environment-polluting waste gases.

The existing narrow gauge railway has low traveling speed of trains and low transportation capacity, which mars the railway transportation efficiency. With this project, it is expected that the standard gauge railway technology, in comparison with the expressway, will offer with a large-capacity, convenient, land saving, energy saving, environment-friendly, safe and green way of transportation. This should improve the atmospheric quality substantially, improve water quality and reduce pollution greatly along the line.

Lastly, it is to be noted that completed Abuja-Kaduna Railway is only 186km long, which seriously restricts the transportation capacity. The Kaduna-Kano Railway will provide the northward extension of Abuja-Kaduna Railway, and after completion, the length of Abuja-Kano will be 390km, which will greatly improve the transportation efficiency of Abuja-Kano Railway, and meet the demand for medium to long-distance and large-density transportation service.

The Kano-Kaduna Standard Gauge railway will improve mobility in the country as well as ensure seamless movement of passenger and freight trains on the Lagos-Kano rail link.

Thank you Mr garba shehu, may God bless our president for us.

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Re: The Coming Of Kano-Kaduna Modern Railway & Its Social & Economic Significance by mrvitalis(m): 7:34pm On Jul 14, 2021
Asquare84:


Thank you Mr garba shehu, may God bless our president for us.
It makes really no Sense from an economic point of view for a broke country with Nigeria

Spending billions for a rail that would contribute less than $100 million a year to our GDP

But investing $4 billion dollars to our transmission line that's controlled by the federal government would push our transmission capability to around 12,000MW and since we already have that installed capacity ...power generation n production would average around 10,000mw this would double our current state

Benefits millions far more than rail

Contribute over $50 billion to our GDP

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Re: The Coming Of Kano-Kaduna Modern Railway & Its Social & Economic Significance by Asquare84(m): 7:59pm On Jul 14, 2021
mrvitalis:

It makes really no Sense from an economic point of view for a broke country with Nigeria

Spending billions for a rail that would contribute less than $100 million a year to our GDP

But investing $4 billion dollars to our transmission line that's controlled by the federal government would push our transmission capability to around 12,000MW and since we already have that installed capacity ...power generation n production would average around 10,000mw this would double our current state

Benefits millions far more than rail

Contribute over $50 billion to our GDP

Of all the billions that have been pumped into our electricity since 1999 what has been the benefit till date ! Darkness!! At least we can feel the rail way.

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Re: The Coming Of Kano-Kaduna Modern Railway & Its Social & Economic Significance by Nobody: 8:00pm On Jul 14, 2021
It's always Epistles to justify themselves when they waste our patrimony in the north

You have not secured your region yet you think it's trade that is your priority

Is it not the same trains that keep breaking down across the north in transit

Would this not be food for terrorists and bandits when they just have to wait for a breakdown or Target the rail lines

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Re: The Coming Of Kano-Kaduna Modern Railway & Its Social & Economic Significance by mrvitalis(m): 8:02pm On Jul 14, 2021
Asquare84:


Of all the billions that have been pumped into our electricity since 1999 what has been the benefit till date ! Darkness!! At least we can feel the rail way.
Which billions where pumped ..or u believed the lies Nigeria pumped $16 billion into electricity during obasanjo ?

All our power budget throughout obasanjo no even reach half of that

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Re: The Coming Of Kano-Kaduna Modern Railway & Its Social & Economic Significance by kolaaderin: 8:05pm On Jul 14, 2021
And the wailing Starts in Three !!! Two !! One !.................................. Go

Them go wail Tire, If its the only rail this government would be remembered for, so be it they are really doing their best.

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Re: The Coming Of Kano-Kaduna Modern Railway & Its Social & Economic Significance by Nobody: 10:47pm On Jul 14, 2021
Welcome idea. Nigerian major roads are too congested.

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Re: The Coming Of Kano-Kaduna Modern Railway & Its Social & Economic Significance by iamyemiakins(m): 10:47pm On Jul 14, 2021
Awa oyel money grin

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Re: The Coming Of Kano-Kaduna Modern Railway & Its Social & Economic Significance by All4fun: 10:47pm On Jul 14, 2021
There is a relatively fragile ecological environment along the line in this project, and highway transportation does not only have low transportation capacity and high transportation cost, but also high energy consumption and emission of environment-polluting waste gases.

Re: The Coming Of Kano-Kaduna Modern Railway & Its Social & Economic Significance by Enudapan: 10:47pm On Jul 14, 2021
Nah eh! No qualms.

Nice one
Pls when are we going to be having metro
In Africa?
Where I can enter a super speed train from Lagos and reach Abuja within 2hrs

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Re: The Coming Of Kano-Kaduna Modern Railway & Its Social & Economic Significance by englishmart(m): 10:48pm On Jul 14, 2021
Something that bandits Will soon hijack

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Re: The Coming Of Kano-Kaduna Modern Railway & Its Social & Economic Significance by iamyemiakins(m): 10:49pm On Jul 14, 2021
Asquare84:


Thank you Mr garba shehu, may God bless our president for us.
As FTC you still quoted the whole post.
You need koboko!

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Re: The Coming Of Kano-Kaduna Modern Railway & Its Social & Economic Significance by Seniorwriter(m): 10:50pm On Jul 14, 2021
Really?
SMH.....


We need young visionary leaders abeg.

@Seniorwriter
Re: The Coming Of Kano-Kaduna Modern Railway & Its Social & Economic Significance by ignis: 10:50pm On Jul 14, 2021
This government na mouth dem dey use do project
Re: The Coming Of Kano-Kaduna Modern Railway & Its Social & Economic Significance by iceberylin(m): 10:50pm On Jul 14, 2021
Who will use the rail way? The dead people of Kaduna?

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Re: The Coming Of Kano-Kaduna Modern Railway & Its Social & Economic Significance by Ibkhaleel: 10:50pm On Jul 14, 2021
The North is far bigger in land mass & population than the South.
It has the highest number of states & local governments.
The North has some of the most powerful governors, senators, federal appointees, politicians both serving & retired in Nigeria.
The North also has the richest men & biggest captains of industry in Nigeria.
It has the highest number of military Generals both serving & retired.
The North equally has its fair share of reknown & accomplished academics in Nigeria & abroad in foreign universities.
It has reknown religious scholars & fiery clerics as well as its fair share of unrepentant religious fundamentalists, radicals, hoodlums, criminals & terrorists.
Inspite of all these, watch that whatever positions are zoned to them come 2023, they will choose, present & support their candidate seamlessly with less or no friction, rancour, dirty fight in public or the pages of newspapers & without assassinating each other. They understand politics & leadership. It's no coincidence therefore, that they have what they have. Islam is what regulates them and make them peaceful and never care to address the dirty lies, slander and insults from southerners online.
But you see this presidency of Nigeria Southerners are threatening everybody that they must have come 2023;
this 2023 presidency useless Southern governors & politicians are galivanting up & down insisting they must have -- governors & politicians whose only idea of governance is to issue press statements every month on Fulani herdsmen, cattle grazing & 2023 presidency to distract their gullible state citizens from the resources & allocations of their states they have stolen with nothing to show for it;
you will see how these Southern governors & greedy power drunk Southern politicians will kill & destroy each other just to pick & present one presidential candidate.
Watch how they will burn down the South with insecurity on the eve of 2023 as all these militias, unknown gunmen, Amotekun, Ebube Agu, ESN, OPC, Cult gangs, the various states police & vigilantes in the South will get new sponsors in these Southern governors & politicians as well as new sophisticated weapons from them as they jostle to eliminate each other & weaken the political base of their opponents to be able to pick the presidential ticket for themselves.
The sad shame however is that after destroying themselves, The Southern homeland, wasting the resources of Southern states & the lives of Southern misguided youths just to pick a presidential ticket, they will still turn back & blame the North for the destruction their unbridled greed for power for selfish ends brought on the South.
You see this Southern presidential agitations...
Well, enough said already!

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Re: The Coming Of Kano-Kaduna Modern Railway & Its Social & Economic Significance by mema900: 10:50pm On Jul 14, 2021
Asquare84:


Of all the billions that have been pumped into our electricity since 1999 what has been the benefit till date ! Darkness!! At least we can feel the rail way.

Those billions were not pumped in. They were stollen out

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Re: The Coming Of Kano-Kaduna Modern Railway & Its Social & Economic Significance by adecz: 10:52pm On Jul 14, 2021
❌All these economically unviable
white elephant projects of Buhari.

⏩The natural resources of the south
being used to fund projects for Niger
Republic where Buhari's grandfather
is from.

❌Niger Republic is amongst the 5
poorest Nations on earth.


The railway is to be used to transport
cows, almajiris & herdsmen from Niger
into Nigeria.

Meanwhile, Buhari's kinsmen keep
burning schools & hunting school
children without challenge. Kano
State wants to convert viewing centres
run by enterprising Hausas to mosques
which will be run by Fulani imams.

Cowocracy government.. ☹️☹️☹️

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Re: The Coming Of Kano-Kaduna Modern Railway & Its Social & Economic Significance by GboyegaD(m): 10:53pm On Jul 14, 2021
What is modern in the Kaduna railway with the every week breakdown on the Abuja-Kaduna route?

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Re: The Coming Of Kano-Kaduna Modern Railway & Its Social & Economic Significance by design111: 10:53pm On Jul 14, 2021
undecided

After you shut down the one coming to Port Harcourt abi.

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Re: The Coming Of Kano-Kaduna Modern Railway & Its Social & Economic Significance by Sheriman(m): 10:53pm On Jul 14, 2021
Asquare84:


Of all the billions that have been pumped into our electricity since 1999 what has been the benefit till date ! Darkness!! At least we can feel the rail way.
Thank you my guy, that was an epic reply

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Re: The Coming Of Kano-Kaduna Modern Railway & Its Social & Economic Significance by explosiveskull(m): 10:54pm On Jul 14, 2021
Nonsense!
A quick and subtle mode of transportation for terrorist headslammers with mark of beast and their defiled beast of burden, parasitic cancerworms.
Idiots roaming everywhere looking for bloods to spill according to the terrorist manual passed to them from one drunk rapist prophet that ordinary rat poison killed and he died a disgraceful death with saliva and his tongue out like a roasted goat head.

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Re: The Coming Of Kano-Kaduna Modern Railway & Its Social & Economic Significance by Elfaris(m): 10:55pm On Jul 14, 2021
God bless PMB for prioritizing our country's infrastructure esp roads and rail after decades of neglect. May he succeed. God bless Nigeria.

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Re: The Coming Of Kano-Kaduna Modern Railway & Its Social & Economic Significance by InaNla(f): 10:55pm On Jul 14, 2021
Useless gonment.


Mohomodu buari has failed woefully.

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Re: The Coming Of Kano-Kaduna Modern Railway & Its Social & Economic Significance by Escravos(m): 10:55pm On Jul 14, 2021
Bigots you have the floor come and spit your bile

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Re: The Coming Of Kano-Kaduna Modern Railway & Its Social & Economic Significance by Treborred: 10:56pm On Jul 14, 2021
The kind backward gist that excites our country people baffles me.
Well join me laugh small chop first before you carry weight grin cheesy cheesy



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x0elxSRItgo

Re: The Coming Of Kano-Kaduna Modern Railway & Its Social & Economic Significance by Treborred: 10:56pm On Jul 14, 2021
Still on the laughs
the man for the register just dey do asif he sabi my guy finish , just dey interrogate am about im doings until e choke my guy, he say hope you have gotten rid of the girlfriends



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NjxlVEHcSkw

Re: The Coming Of Kano-Kaduna Modern Railway & Its Social & Economic Significance by Princeton92(m): 10:57pm On Jul 14, 2021
We haven't heard OR seen from the South yet. Y'all busy connecting from Niger Republic for Northern benefits

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Re: The Coming Of Kano-Kaduna Modern Railway & Its Social & Economic Significance by InaNla(f): 10:57pm On Jul 14, 2021
kolaaderin:
And the wailing Starts in Three !!! Two !! One !.................................. Go

Them go wail Tire, If its the only rail this government would be remembered for, so be it they are really doing their best.



Name sound like din din add your last the letters.
Re: The Coming Of Kano-Kaduna Modern Railway & Its Social & Economic Significance by sematec(m): 10:57pm On Jul 14, 2021
all the railway will be connected to dry ports in the north.
northern economy will soon boom than the south
all the northen govs are working very hard to achieve this. southern are still sleeping
Re: The Coming Of Kano-Kaduna Modern Railway & Its Social & Economic Significance by 4tomandchi: 10:57pm On Jul 14, 2021
Their main goal is how to link Lagos to Niger Republic.


Make dem no deceive una.

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