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Abuja Light Rail Set for Commercial Launch on May 27 – Wike

Abuja Light Rail Set for Commercial Launch on May 27 – Wike

Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Nyesom Wike, announced that the Abuja Light Rail is now ready for commercial use.

On Monday, May 20, while inspecting the project, Wike revealed that $15 million (over N10 billion) was spent on the rehabilitation.

The Abuja Metro Line will be inaugurated by President Bola Tinubu on May 27.

Wike also mentioned that some facilities, like air conditioning in the waiting room and an elevator, were missing in the original design. Despite this, the metro line is fully operational and ready to serve passengers.

He said;

“We are happy; very very happy, and we thank God the promise President Tinubu made has been kept.

“We are doing well because Mr President has given us every necessary support. Assuming we are not getting support from him, this would not have been a reality today.

“We are happy with the project. It is just that we identify one or two things that were omitted during the design. But we believe that during the full operations of the train, some of the things will be taken into consideration.

“Particularly, I believe that as a standard metro line, where the passengers will be waiting before boarding the trains, there should be air conditioners.

“I also thought that some of the stations should have had an elevator for those who are very old and those who may not have the strength to walk or climb the staircase.

“Apart from that, I think we are happy with the work that has been done and we believe Nigerians will be happy, particularly the residents of FCT.”

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