June 15, 2024

Nigeria, Republic of Niger sign MOU on the Joint Rail Project

The Nigerian Government and the Republic of Niger on Thursday signed an MOU on their Joint Rail Project, linking Kano in Nigeria to Maradi in Niger Republic.

 

The Nigerian Government stated that the project would boost regional integration and the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA).

 

Nigeria’s Minister of Transportation, Mu’azu Sambo, signed the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on the project between Nigeria and the Republic of Niger in Abuja alongside, the Minister of Transportation of the Republic of Niger, Alma Oumarou.

 

Sambo stated the Nigeria-Niger Republic rail line will boost trade and other socio-economic activity between Nigeria, Niger Republic and West Africa.

 

He added it will also facilitate the realisation of the objectives of the African Continental Free Trade Agreement which Nigeria and Niger Republic are signatories.

 

By/Credit:William Ukpe

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