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We’ll Borrow More For Rail Projects – FG



The Federal Government on Monday said it will borrow more money to facilitate the completion of rail projects in the country.

This was made known by the Minister of Transportation, Mu’azu Sambo while delivering the ministry’s scorecard in Abuja.

He said, “We don’t have the money. We are going to borrow anyway. So, we thought whatever the standard gauge will give us, the narrow gauge will also give us.”

Sambo also said claims that President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration marginalised the South-East on the rail projects are false.

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“There is no deliberate attempt whatsoever to marginalise the South-East and if anything, that is the one part of the country that has benefited the most from PMB infrastructure projects.

“The narrow gauge you probably are referring to is the one that runs from Maiduguri, all the way through Jos, up to Port Harcourt.

“If that is the one you are talking about, first of all, I will let you know that Maiduguri, Jos, and several other cities the rail lines traversed are not in the South-East,” Sambo stated.

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