Buhari Commissions $8.2m Abuja Light Rail (pictures)

The Abuja light rail line was on Thursday commissioned by President Buhari .

The project which was initiated 11 years ago was at 63 per cent completion when it was concluded by the Buhari administration within two years.

The 45.245km standard gauge railway line, which runs between the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport and the Abuja Metro Station, is said to be the first of its kind in West Africa.

The entire project gulped a grand total of $8.2m

Mr Buhari launched the line at the new metro station in Central Business District (CBD), Abuja.

After the launch, the president and other dignitaries and journalists took a ride from the CBD metro station to Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport.

The rail line is the first phase of a metro line for Nigeria’s capital city.

It will also be the first functional metro rail in the Nigerian capital.

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