—Commissions $823.5m Abuja Light Rail —Phase 2 of Rail Mass Transit to cost $1.3bn—Bello
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President Muhammadu Buhari inspects the newly built Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport terminal. The terminal is expected to be commissioned by Mr. President before end of this year, ABUJA – PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday enthused that his administration was delivering on its promises to the people as it had achieved great milestones since its inception. President Buhari who stated this when he commissioned phase 1 of the Abuja Rail Mass Transit Project, ARMTP, which cost $823.5 million at the Abuja Metro Station, said that commissioning of the project was another evidence that his government was delivering on its promises. He said that the government had made great strides in the areas of education, public utilities and infrastructure development. According to him, “Today, what we have in the Federal Capital Territory is another evidence that we are a government that delivers on its promises. I have observed keenly other milestones that this Administration has achieved, especially in the areas of education, public utilities and infrastructure development. “The completion of this very important project is a dream come-true . I commend the Hon. Minister of F.C.T for the hard work and sense of purpose towards the realization of this long awaited modern transportation system for both FCT residents and visitors. “This accomplishment clearly demonstrates our commitment to addressing critical infrastructural projects and keeping with the ideals of the Change Agenda to ensure prudence in the management of public resources, value for money considering the huge investments in this project. “Transportation is the live wire of any city. I am very optimistic that a modern rail service would bring about a boost to the FCT economy and greatly enhance social life. I am aware that what we have on ground today are coaches meant to provide skeletal services as we await the main set of the rolling stock for full operations. “I have been briefed on the outcome of the Hon. Ministers of F.C.T and Finance recent visit to China, during which the MOUs and agreements for the procurements of the main rolling stock were signed.