Kano-Maradi rail: “Posterity will be kind to President Buhari” – Minister

The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, says posterity will be kind to President Muhammadu Buhari for embarking on massive infrastructure development in the country.

The minister stated this on Tuesday in Katsina at the Ground Breaking Ceremony of the Kano-Katsina-Jibiya-Maradi rail project.

Speaking at the ceremony, Mohammed said after a successful completion of his administration, Buhari will be remembered for leaving a legacy of massive infrastructure development in the country.

He said the Kano-Maradi rail project is a further testimony to the commitment of the administration to the development of infrastructure in the country.

Mohammed said as some people had questioned the rationale behind extending 25km of the rail line to Niger Republic, he reiterated his position that the reason was for the development of the nation’s economy.

According to him, “Many of our neighbours are landlocked and they depend on the port in Lome, Accra and Cotonou.

‘What we have done today, that is the rail from Jibiya to Maradi, will make it cheaper for the exporters and importers to bring their goods via the rail to our ports”.

President Buhari performed the ceremony virtually, while other dignitaries were physically present.

Earlier in their respective remarks at the event, the Governors of Katsina, Kano and Jigawa States commended the President for his efforts on infrastructure development in their zone and across the country in general.

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