NDDC, United States Firm to Build Rail Connecting all Niger Delta States


Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the United States consulate and a United states-based firm to build a railway network that will connect the nine states of the Niger Delta region.

The ceremony, which was a part of the one-day public private partnerships summit organized by the commission in Lagos, will provide locomotives, construct railway lines and operate same in the oil producing states of Rivers, Ondo, Edo, Delta, Bayelsa, Akwa Ibom, Cross River, Imo and Abia.

The MOU was signed by the Managing Director/CEO of the NDDC, Dr Samuel Ogbuku, on behalf of the Commission, Chamberlain Eke, on behalf of the United States Consulate, and Tony Akpele, on behalf of the United States-based firm. 

Work on the preliminary stages of the project is expected to start immediately.

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