The Minister for Transportation, Chibuike Amaechi, says work on the proposed Lagos-Calabar railway will commence before the end of 2021.
Amaechi disclosed this on Friday while delivering the 34th convocation lecture of the University of Calabar.
He said that the Muhammadu Buhari-led administration is committed to massive infrastructural development across the country.
Amaechi explained that the objective is to ease movement across the country and by extension, enhance national integration.
Amaechi said no one administration can completely achieve all of this and advised successive governments to would put even more effort into nation-building as government is a continuum.
“In a few weeks from now, we are going to sign the loan agreement for the commencement of that project and before the end of the year, contractors will move to site.
“The President Buhari administration has embarked on railway construction and rehabilitation from Port Harcourt to Maiduguri, from Ibadan to Kano and from Abuja to Kaura Namoda among others.
“We are also renewing the Lord Lugard railway line that has been out of effective service for decades.”