FG Using Huge Loans To Buy Substandard Chinese Railway Locomotives – Sani

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Shehu Sani, the former Senator who represented Kaduna Central in the National Assembly has condemned the recent breakdown of the Kaduna-Abuja railway.

The railway line was reported to have broken down between November 18 and November 20, exposing passengers on the journey to grave danger.

After the development, Senator Sani on Thursday, November 26 took to his Twitter account to lament the huge loans the federal government of Nigeria took to put the railway in place and for it to be breaking down at such an early stage.

He added that for such to have happened, it means Nigeria paid for substandard or refurbished locomotives adding that the Chinese contractor in charge must be made to repair them at no cost to the government.

He wrote: “Faulty Train Locomotive; It’s painful and tragic for our country to pay for substandard or refurbished locomotives with huge loans. The broken down locomotives along Kaduna Abuja is putting the lives of many in danger. The Chinese contractor must replace them at zero cost to the Govt.”

Meanwhile, the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi earlier on Monday had apologized to Nigerians for the breakdown at the Abuja-Kaduna railway.

He added that the NRC had been directed to effect the repairs or call on the Chinese to attend to the problem as the federal government does not expect any mechanical fault at this early stage.

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