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Abuja-Kaduna train services resume on Saturday

Amaechi gave the directive after inspecting repairs on the rail tracks between Rijana and Dutse alongside the route on Friday.

The minister then assured the public of Federal Authorities’s commitment to ensure safety of passengers along the route.

”I think what is significant is that the repair was done by our own Nigerian engineers and completed in record time.

”By tomorrow we expect running the first train. That is why I had to come here myself physically to be present here.

”We want to assure the public that beyond the physical presence of police and deployment of the military along this track.

”I just told the MD to get us a railbus that will be on patrol regularly on the track so that we can see what is going to occur even before the train takes off.

”That will be the measure we will put in place until we put a digital system in place. And it will be finished to end from Abuja-Kaduna and it will the same thing for Lagos-Ibadan,” he stated.

Amaechi noted that the incident that happened would fasten the procurement process of the Digital Security System which the government deliberated to install on the track.

He stated: ”It had gone to cabinet two weeks ago and it was returned so, we will re-present it to the cabinet to ensure that we get approval, then we can install the digital security network.

On the capacity of indigents, the minister expressed pleasure that the nation had successful engineers who might repair the rail system.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the NRC had on Thursday suspended indefinitely service operations alongside the Abuja-Kaduna route as a result of the explosion of the track along the route.

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