Transport Minister gives conditions for resuming operations of Abuja-Kaduna Train


Transport Minister, Mu’azu Sambo outlined the conditions that need to be met before the resumption of operations on Abuja-Kaduna route.

He stated that there was the need to ensure necessary measures were taken to avoid reoccurrence of the March 28 train attack, disclosing that the appropriate technology will be installed.

Sambo said he hopes that all the kidnapped passengers on the train would soon be renited with their families.

He made this known during a familiarisation visit to the Idu and Kubwa train stations on Tuesday in Abuja.

The minister said:

”First and foremost, it is very important to get those Nigerians that were kidnapped reunited with their families, otherwise it will be seen as if government is not sensitive.

”Whereas government is not only sensitive, but government is doing everything it can to make sure that those who have been affected by this unfortunate incident are reunited with their families.

”Secondly, you must put in place adequate security and infrastructure to protect and prevent all forms of threats that are possible and leave what you cannot do to God.”

While assuring Nigerians, he explained:

“We are trying to deploy the best technology available anywhere in the world that has served very well in other jurisdictions, which we believe can also serve us very well here in Nigeria.

“To save the lives of Nigerians is the priority of government, the best way to travel as far as I’m concerned, is by train.”

It should be recalled that the Nigerian Railway Corporation suspended the train operations on Abuja-Kaduna route after the terror attack on March 28.