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‘We are almost 97% – Wike reveals Abuja rail line will be commissioned in May

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Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Nyesom Wike has assured that the Abuja Rail Mass Transit Scheme also known as the metro line will be inaugurated in May this year.

The FCT Minister gave the assurance in Abuja on Friday during an inspection tour of the ongoing renovation and rehabilitation works on the Abuja metro line.

Daily Post reports that Wike said the rehabilitation exercise was about 97 per cent complete and assured that it will be among the projects to be commissioned by President Bola Tinubu in May this year, to mark his one year in office.

The minister who rode on the train from the Abuja Metro Station in the Central Business District to the Airport Train Station, where he observed the progress of work at the various stations along the route, expressed satisfaction with the renovation and rehabilitation exercise.

He said the Abuja metro line was very important for the FCT’s economy, adding, “We are almost 97 per cent. All the works are going on to make sure that May is a reality.”

Continuing, Wike said, “I want to say that as of yesterday, Mr. President has approved the schedule for the commissioning of projects for his one year in office. This is a very important project. Those of us who rode on the metro line, you will see that it’s more convenient to use the metro line than even the vehicles to go to the airport.

“So, I’m really impressed with the contractor, CCECC. They have assured us that all the renovation works will be ready before the commissioning date.

“I believe this will be the first project that Mr. President will like to inaugurate because it’s very key to development of the economy especially as the FCT is concerned.” Wike said. 

Source: Daily Post

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