The Federal Government has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU)
with Russia for the development and modernisation of rail infrastructure in
The MoU, which was signed by the Honourable Minister of Transportation,
Mr. Rotimi Amaechi, also involves rehabilitation of the existing Nigerian
Railway Corporation (NRC) rolling stock-fleet and upgrading of workshops across
and Transmash Holding, a private rolling stock manufacturing company are
involved in the MoU.
Railway, Oleg Belozerov, and the CEO Transmash Holding, Mr. Kirill Lipa, during
the Russia-Africa Summit in Sochi, Amaechi said this would boost and fast track
the construction of the rail manufacturing company in Nigeria.
Engineering Construction Company (CCECC) the nod to establish a rail
manufacturing plant in the country.
Muhammadu Buhari was determined to ensure the development of a standard rail
infrastructure in line with best practices.
locomotives and wagons, which would be used for the railway services on
Lagos-Ibadan, Abuja-Kaduna and Itakpe-Warri rail lines.
Credit: Israel Ibeleme