The Nigerian Association of Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture (NACCIMA), has described the flag-off of the rail line traversing Kano, Katsina up to Maradi in Niger-Republic as a strategic development that will boost economic activities along the entire rail line.
The Director-General of NACCIMA, Ambassador Ayo Olukanni in a statement appealed for improved innovative private sector participation in the development and operations of the various rail sectors across the country as the network of the standard gauge railway gathers speed.
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According to him, the standard rail infrastructure will boost trade and economic ties with neighbours and improve standard of living of millions of people in the respective States the line will pass through as well as the neighbouring country, Niger Republic.
“We also see this new rail link as a peoples’ oriented project for inclusive and sustainable economic growth and development; in line with the vision of ECOWAS to upscale transport infrastructure in the ECOWAS Sub-region.”