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Buhari Commissions First Abuja Light Rail System

Presidenet Buhari commended the efforts Federal Capital Terrirtory (FCT) as well as the support and patience of the residents to made the project a reality

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President Muhammdu Buhari on Thursday commissioned the first Abuja Light Rail system in demonstration of the commitment to address dearth of critical infrastructure.

Buhari said at the commissioning that the projects was the ideals of the Change Agenda of the government to ensure prudence in the management of public resources, value for money considering the huge investments in this project.

He said that transportation was the livewire of any city and expressed optimism that a modern rail service would boost the economy and greatly enhance social life.

“I am aware that what we have on ground today are coaches meant to provide skeletal services as we await the main set of the rolling stock for full operations.’’

He said he had been briefed on the signing of the memoranda of Understanding (MoUs) and agreements for the procurements of the main rolling stock.

He assured Nigerians of Federal Government’s continued support for all the negotiations towards the realization of the Abuja Light Rail system.

“Today, what we have in the Federal Capital Territory is another evidence that we are a government that delivers on its promises.

“I have observed keenly other milestones that this Administration has achieved, especially in the areas of education, public utilities and infrastructure development. ‘’

Presidenet Buhari commended the efforts Federal Capital Terrirtory (FCT) as well as the support and patience of the residents to made the project a reality.

“I am thankful to the Government and people of China for their investment in the Nigerian economy. I commend the CCECC Limited – the Contracting Firm, for the quality of work and timely delivery of this project.

“Let me place on record the Nigerian government’s appreciation to the Government of China and the EXIM Bank of China for their support on this and many other projects currently being executed in the country.

“This gesture further cements the already existing cordial relations and developmental partnership between Nigeria and the People’s Republic of China. ‘’

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