FG Misuse Loans to Buy Substandard Chinese Railway Locomotives – Sani

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FG Misuse Loans to Buy Substandard Chinese Railway Locomotives – Sani

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

The railway line has been 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 further stated 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.”

Faulty Train Locomotive;Its 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

— Senator Shehu Sani (@ShehuSani) November 26, 2020

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

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

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