FG commissions freight service from Lagos to Kano


The Federal Government has commissioned the freight service on narrow gauge from Lagos to Kano state.

The project was undertaken by the Ministry of Transportation to practicalise the federal government’s commitment towards provision, operationalization and sustainability of efficient rail infrastructure in Nigeria.

The Minister of Transportation, Sen Said Alkali during the commissioning on Thursday in Kano state said fixing of the narrow gauge for freight from Lagos to Kano state was carried out as a quick win to ensure the restoration of freight operation to the famous city of Kano as commercial nerve of northern Nigeria without interrupting the ongoing construction of the standard gauge.

He said  the construction of standard gauge form Lagos to Kano and Kano – Maradi is progressively on going at an appreciable speed.

He said the federal government has recently secured financing for the completion of the Kaduna-Kano Standard Gauge on going rail project. 

“In addition, the federal government has initiated the construction of another rail project that links Badagry to TinCan and TinCan to Apapa. It will also link Lekki to Ijebu Ode, Ijebu Ode to Kajola which will connect the route from Lagos to Kano and Kano to Maradi.”.

Also, the Deputy Governor of Kano state,  Aminu Abdussalam Gwarzo who represented the Governor of Kano, Abba Kabir Yusuf said the service will make import and export much more easier from this part of the country to the rest of the world .