Nigeria to Launch Wagon Assembly Plant November 8th-Railway Minister

Nigerian government has concluded arrangement to host the ground breaking ceremony for a Chinese supported wagon assembly plant on November 8th.

The Minister of Transportation,Hon Rotimi Amaechi made the disclosure in series of tweets on Wednesday.

“As part of our resolve to bring home rail technology and have our own people produce, develop and maintain rail transport equipment and facilities, we have convinced our Chinese partners to establish a Wagon Assembly Plant here in Nigeria.

“We have since signed the agreement, we are set. The factory will be situated in Kajola, Ogun State along the Lagos-Ibadan railway corridor. The ground breaking ceremony is scheduled for the 8th of November, 2019. Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osibanjo will lay the foundation stone.

“Production at the Plant will include assembly of railway rolling stocks. We’ll procure the 1st batch of Wagons from the production line for the Lagos-Ibadan freight train operations. As its capacity increases, Coaches and Wagons will be produced there”,the minister noted.

It would be recalled that a Russian firm has also signed agreement with a Sub-National government in Nigeria to build in rolling stock plant in Nassarawa state near the Nigerian capital.

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