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FG to inaugurate Kajola rolling stock plant, says transport minister

The Minister of Transportation, Muazu Sambo, says the federal government will soon commission the rolling stock assembly plant at Yemi Osinbajo Station, Kajola, Ogun.

• November 18, 2022
Minister of Transportation Mu’azu Sambo
Minister of Transportation Mu’azu Sambo

The Minister of Transportation, Muazu Sambo, says the federal government will soon commission the rolling stock assembly plant at Yemi Osinbajo Station, Kajola, Ogun.

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo performed the official groundbreaking ceremony to construct the plant in Kajola in 2019. 

Mr Sambo disclosed this during an inspection tour of all standard gauge facilities between Lagos and Ibadan on Thursday. He said establishing the rolling stock station would create room for knowledge transfer, enabling Nigerians to learn how to build the wagons.

“We don’t need to import the wagons into the country anymore. There is also an economic benefit to the establishment of the rolling stock. Nigerians will also be learning how to build the wagon, locomotives, coaches and by so doing will create employment while improving the capacity of the train wagons,” stated the minister.

He added, “For us to increase the capacity of the railway, we need the wagons. We need to repair and assemble wagons. The technology that is being done abroad will be replicated in Nigeria and many jobs will be created for the youths.”

(NAN)

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