Abuja light rail ready for commuters – Wike 

Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Nyesom Wike, Monday stated that residents in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) will soon heave a sigh of relief as the FCT Administration completes construction of the  Abuja Metro rail line.

He stated this seven days before the official inauguration of the project by President Bola Ahmed Tinubu.

Wike declared the Abuja light rail ready for commercial operations on Monday shortly after carrying out a final inspection of the project. 

He expressed satisfaction with the facilities on ground.

“Thank God Almighty that we are good to go. We are ready and you can see the facilities. Just that we identify one or two things that were omitted during the design, but we belief that during the full operations, some of these things will be taken into consideration.

“Particularly, I belief that as a standard metro line were the passengers will be waiting before they board the trains, there should be air conditioners and then I also thought that some of the stations should have had an elevator for those who are very old and those who may not have the strength to walk or to clime the staircases.

“Apart from that, I think we are happy with the work that have been done and we belief Nigerians will be happy, particularly the residents of FCT.

“The lack of the facilities will not inhibit the operation, they are just what will make the passengers more comfortable.

“When operations start, these are things they could take care of. It will not stop the operation.

“Without the access roads to the train station, there would be no need for the metro line. How will the people from the various communities access the stations?”