The Federal Government of Nigeria keeps fulfilling its promises despite the cancellation of the presidential election on saturday as the first batch of trains for the Lagos – Ibadan railway axis and the Abuja – Kaduna railway axis arrives at the sea ports.
The brand new trains carriages were pictured being offloaded from Chinese cargo ships and transported on a trailer to an unknown destination few days ago.
The train supply contracts were awarded to CRRC Qishuyan Co Ltd .The Chinese firm is expected to supply 9 DF8B(N) diesel locomotives, 6 DF11G(N) twin-unit semi-high-speed diesel locomotive, 4 NDJ3(N) DMUs, and 2 DF7G(N) diesel locomotives.
Sum of these newly acquired diesel trains will be used on the 156-kilometre new Lagos-Ibadan railway axis that will soon be opened for service in May this year.
Commercial operation will also commence on the 85km Iju-Abeokuta section of the new standard gauge line that is currently operating a daily free train.The daily free train service is expected to last for three good months.