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Like Lagos, Abuja Light Rail Service Resumes Operations May 29


Abuja Light Rail will likely resume its operations before 29th May 2023.

Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Minister, Mallam Muhammad Musa Bello, made this disclosure at the 20th Edition of President Buhari’s Administration Scorecard Series, organised by the Federal Ministry of Information and Culture, in Abuja.

According to him, “Another important milestone achievement of President Buhari’s administration is the infrastructure development of the Abuja Light Rail. When we came in 2015, about 52 per cent of the projects were done and we pushed it to 100 per cent.”

“And many of you will want to wonder why the Abuja Light Rail is not working, it is not working now because of the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic,” he added.

According to him, operation of the mass rail transit had to be stopped to avoid spread of the virus because “it was obviously very difficult to maintain social distance but we are done with that and all the carriages are here and by the grace of God before we leave it will resume.”

He disclosed that about 12 stations have been completed and five of them were under construction.

Speaking on other areas of development, the Minister said,

“the structure of the FCT is that we have development in the Urban area that is the Federal Capital City as well as development in the satellite towns.

“But the standards we maintain for infrastructure for the Federal Capital City itself is the same that we maintain in the satellite towns, in order to encourage residents to stay in the satellite towns”.

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