Buhari orders extension of Itakpe-Warri railway to link South and North before 2023

By our reporter| President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered that the newly commissioned Itakpe-Warri railway be extended to link with Abuja creating a direct line between the north and the south.

The President who gave the directive on Tuesday while virtually commissioning the 326km Itakpe Warri Railway and ancillary facility yard from the Conference Hall of the State House in Abuja, said this should be achieved before the end of his tenure as President in May 2023.

The President also directed that the railway stations be renamed after Nigerians who have contributed immensely to nation-building.

President Buhari commended all who in the 33 years of its creation made the project a success urging host communities for the rail line to maximise the potential the rail line avails them.

See also  Troops ‘rescue’ another Chibok girl with children from Sambisa forest

The Itakpe-Warri railway line is a 276 kilometres railway line that links Warri in Delta State to Ajaokuta, in Kogi State.

The rail service has 12 stations with two located between Itakpe, Ajaokuta and Warri. They include Itakpe; Eganiy; Adobe; Itogbo; Agenebode; Uromi; Egehen; Igbanke; Agbor; Abraka; Okpara and Ujewu.

Leave a Reply