Niger President Thanks Buhari For Spending $1.96bn On Boarder Train

President Mohammed Bazoum of Niger Republic has expressed appreciation to the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), for approving the $1.96 billion Kano-Katsina-Maradi railway project.
The Nigerien leader, who was on State Visit to Nigeria, made the commendation after a closed-door bilateral talks with Buhari in the Presidential Villa, Abuja, on Wednesday.

Buhari had, in February 2021, performed the ground-breaking ceremony of the Kano–Dutse–Katsina–Maradi 284 kilometer rail project connecting Kano in Nigeria to Maradi in Niger Republic.

The project, approved by the Federal Executive Council in September 2020, was believed to be crucial to rail development in Nigeria and in the West African sub-region.

It was being executed by Mota-Engil Group, a multinational engineering, and construction company.

The project, with 15 stations along the corridor, would boost socio-economic activities in Kano, Katsina, and Jigawa States in Nigeria, as well as Maradi in Niger Republic.

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