Minister Expresses Satisfaction With Work On Kano–Maradi Rail


Minister of Transportation, Sa’idu Ahmad Alkali, who is on an inspection tour of the Kano-Maradi railway project, has expressed satisfaction with the level of work, expressing hope that it would meet the 2025 target for completion. 

He was addressing newsmen at the 110th kilometre point of the project close to Kazaure in Jigawa State yesterday. 

The $2 billion project awarded in 2021 by the immediate past administration started in the third quarter of 2022 and has reached 80 percent completion of earthwork and bush clearing. 

The minister said the government was not considering reviewing the cost of the project, adding that the contractor would have to make some sacrifices.

“I am impressed with what I have seen. We came all the way from Dawanau to where we are now so that we can have first hand information on the level of  execution of the project and compliance with the specifications of the contract. 

“Hopefully the contractors will meet the set target when you look at the…

Source: Leadership Newspaper