Chinyeaka Ohaa, the Permanent Secretary, Federal Capital Territory (FCT), has said that the Abuja Light Rail service which would come into fully operation soon would aid the economic of the Capital city by accelerating the economy and creating jobs.
While leading directors and management staff of the Administration on an inspection of the 78km Abuja Light Rail, Ohaa reaffirmed FCT Administration’s commitment to ensuring that the Mass Transit service was inaugurated in a matter of weeks.
The permanent Secretary said that the FCT Administration has written to the Presidency for a convenient date for its inauguration.
“The benefits of the project include the potential for over 20,000 jobs, aside boosting the economic fortunes of the Territory.’’
Abuja Rail Project which would help curtail drastically traffic congestion in the nation’s capital city was stated in 2009.
Ohaa said that human personnel and other necessary infrastructure have been put in place for a successful event.
The Permanent Secretary said he was impressed by the level of work done, he also described the project as a new experience in Africa.
He further revealed that the facility has ample escalators and lifts for physically challenged and adequate security devices for protection of passengers.
Ohaa said that both President Muhammadu Buhari and FCT Minister have shown tremendous commitment to ensure the Abuja Rail Mass Transit comes on stream while calling on residents to own the project.
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