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Senator Daduut seeks urgent extension of Kaduna-Jos railway service

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Senator Daduut seeks urgent extension of Kaduna-Jos railway service

By Paul Nanchang

Senator Nora Ladi Daduut (APC – Plateau South) has advocated the urgent extension of the new railway standard gauge from Kaduna to Jos .

Daduut in a statement she signed and made available to Newsmen in Jos made this known while sponsoring a motion on the floor of the Senate on Wednesday.

The Senator said the road network in the country is overwhelmed and the railway as an alternative transportation when functional would have significant benefits that would be a great solution to the transportation problem in the country.

Senator Daduut, a Professor of French who also called for a more holistic approach in tackling security challenges facing the country said that a good railway system in Nigeria will reduce the risk associated with moving goods from one part of the country to the other through road transportation .

“The railway line from Kaduna to Jos if comple will serve transportation and supply chain network for domestic needs “she further added .

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