Buhari Inaugurates Abuja Light Rail (Photos)

President Muhammadu Buhari has, on Thursday, inaugurated the first phase of the Abuja Light Rail Mass Transit.

The transit covers 12 stations within the Abuja metropolis.

The project has been in the works for more than 10 years, and will be the first functional metro rail in the Federal Capital Territory, FCT. The president also flagged off the rail’s railway services signalling the commencement of its operations.

The 45.245 km standard guage rail line from Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport to the Abuja metro station is the first of its kind in West Africa.

Rotimi Amaechi, Minister of Transportation; Mummadu Bello, FCT Minister; and Nasir el-Rufai, Governor of Kaduna State, were present at the event.

 

See pictures below:

 

Photo Credit: Bashir Ahmaad

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