President Buhari Commissions Abuja Light Rail
President Muhammadu Buhari, on Thursday, commissioned the Abuja metro light rail system, saying it is proof of his administration’s commitment to addressing critical infrastructure projects and keeping with the ideals of the Change Agenda to ensure prudence in the management of public resources and value for money.
The rail which is 45.245km standard gauge rail line from Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport to the Abuja metro station is the first of its kind in West Africa.
The rail links 13 communities with 12 stations at the Abuja Metro, Stadium, Kukwaba 1 and 2, Wupa, Idu, Bassanjiwa, Airport, Gwagwa Dei-Dei, Kagini and Gbazango.
The President described transportation as the live wire of any city and expressed optimism that the modern rail service would bring about a boost to the FCT economy and greatly enhance social life.
President Buhari assured Nigerians of Federal Government’s continued support for all negotiations towards the procurements of the main rolling stock for 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.’’
President Buhari commended the efforts of the Minister of the FCT as well as the support and patience of the residents, while working to improving the city’s transportation service.