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PRESIDENCY: Nigeria isn’t building rail line into Niger but…

only to the designated Border point.

The Presidency has again come out to clear the air on the recent approved Nigeria-Niger rail line project.

According to initial Statement, the project where taunt to be embark-on solely by the FG which has also generate backlashes from the media.

Hence, the Spoke person to the President, Garba Shehu has cleared the air.

Garba said in a statement that read:

“An agreement between Nigeria and Niger in 2015, coordinated by the Nigeria-Niger Joint Commission for Cooperation has a plan for “Kano-Katsina-Maradi Corridor Master Plan, (K2M)” as it is called.”

He added, “Going by this, the two nations would each build a rail track to meet at the border town of Maradi.”

Moreover, “The objective of the rail is the harnessing of raw materials, mineral resources and agricultural produce.”

Furthermore, “Nigerian delegates to that meeting comprised officials from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, National Boundaries Commission, Federal Ministry of Industry, Trade & Investment, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Water Resources as well as those of Kano & Katsina states.”

“When completed, it will serve domestic industries and play the role of a a viable transportation backbone to the West African subregion, starting with the neighboring Niger Republic for their export and import logistic chain.” He said.

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