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Lagos-kano Rail Line, Is It The Right Move? Or Some Ppl Plottiing:

nigeria is a great country that should by now attain a high level of development. Neverthless things have gone far too bad as we all know .Some might just argue that emm some region wana secede but that aint always right . These people are only cryin out for fairness and equities!! thats just it!

It could be said that emm the structural developement in the 1st generation in nigeria was far more mutually aggressively embarked on nationwide. At this point in time emm we are talkin like 2009 right, u still have some delta that paddle on canoe and onitsha brigde desperately needed second one, the yorubas and the hausa has the audacity to waste our hard earn naira on kano-lagos rail line

now is this the right move? hmmmm if 1 nigeria has to embrace we got to be real

true nigerians knows.

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Is a right move for a later time or together with lagos - onitsha with stops in almost all states it passes. Lagos - kano road alone is fine but not a money generator even on a minimal fee like the top post quoted. Matter of fact, lagos to port-harcourt route will be best. then lagos to kano and then kano to abuja. For a start. Am not about tribal this and that but damn this don't even sound right cuz a lot of traders take lagos to portharcourt route everyday compared to lagos to kano. Please God deliver Nigeria from tribalism so that your well intended purposes can flourish in the great country. Amen.

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The government need to think which areas do Nigerians go to the most. As in which areas do business flows between states. Lagos-Onitcha, Aba, Port Harcourt. I don't know about Kano but one rail line could cover Lagos Onitcha, Aba, Port Harcourt and that's better than Lagos-Kano alone. I know there will be stops but the business flow in those stops put together doesn't match that of Lagos-Onitcha at all. Let's be reasonable here, this is what I call lack of Management. Cause you need to create this rail to be a revenue generator for maintainance and to fund other projects. Creating a rail to areas where people don't go to alot is going to make it another waste of Money. It's a right step though but in the wrong direction. Good transport will boost Nigeria's domestic economy by more than 10%. If anything, it should connect Onitcha or Aba cause people buy and sell lots of stuffs. Even people from Togo, Ghana, Cameroon and Benin republic come to Aba to buy goods.

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yes as a nigerian we i agree but in principles as a nigerian me not too sure on this one

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I am in support of any good project in any part of the country

It will always have one direct or indirect benefits to other parts of the country.

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lucabrasi

u canot be serious!!

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it is needed because the most volume of trade happens inter state,the man from the north providing the tomatoes,yam e.t.c for you on the other side,providing meat,the ibo man bringing his spare parts,textiles e.t.c from lagos to his shop in the north,the business man going to lagos once a month having to contend with the tires bursting in izu chukwu buses,drivers sleeping off e.t.c

maybe you should ask your respective governors what they have done with their federal allocations,before blaming federal govt for not sorting mass transport on the state level.

if you have read about the technology,you will realise that feasibility studies,planning e.t.c is actually abut60-70% or more of the total job,so that point is a moot one as far as this scheme is concerned,as for patronage,simply take a cursory look at the volume of business transactions between lagos and the northern area and the underlying areas and that ll give you more than enough justification for patronage

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I will continue to maintain that the rail project is a colossal waste of taxpayers money. The question is, why do we need to modern 1315km of rail line between Lagos and Kano and our major cities are no mass public transport system? Did the government undertake any feasibility study on the project? What will be patronage demand?

Let us start by providing effecient rail system in our major cities first. Lagos with a population of 17 million is in desperate need of a rail system. The proposed light rail is only costing a fraction of the lagos-kano project.

Also, why will the government award a contract of $18bn without regard for competitive tendering? In fact I understand that there was no project scope. So basically the project scope was written by the contractor!. To say the least, Obasanjo should have been sent to jail because of the way and manner this project was handled.

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^^^^^^

now forget that meat my friend, this is nigeria not meat u talkin about

u cannot embark on illegal project like that when all the federal government roads got pot-belly poles on it that have killed more than hiv

precisely one man posion is another's man wahala!! u feel that?

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in this age of rapid and massive technological advancements,i dont believe anyone will come online and assert that a rail line is a waste of time/resources, rather than putting a tribal spin to it as is usual in most discourses on here,make an objective and pragmatic appraisal and you will discover how totally wrong you are

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texapete

mennh what went wrong on your brain these days!!

k here in london right they got underground rail network that needed improvement but they couldnt stupidly embark on it cuz they have priorities to deal with

in nigeria most federal govermnet express road got millions of pot holet that have killed more nige;rians than HIV. Fix our road to 3" thick tarred nationwide right, deal with that onitsha 2nd brigde right; then afterward u can talk about that silly train una wan build

what is wrong with my people sir

they cant reason anymore due to high level of poverty inflicted on them by the Naughty Person rocks.

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Another white elephant venture in a white elephant country ruled by white elephants

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thats a lot of commitment worth billions. i hope it wont end up like one of their many unfinished projects, they have about 2 years to complete it. how possible is that going to be.

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hello sir, i dont think this is a waste of resources as you claim. i think it will boost economic activities and make our roads last longer.

yoruba, igbo, hausa, itshekiri, urhobo, fulani, edo, tiv, ijaw, igala, ebira, birom, jukun, akoko-edo, nupe, kataf, idoma, kanuri all will benefit from this project.

port harcourt-maiduguri axis will follow. we only need to urge government on to speedy action on the projects including the ones you mentioned.

government is fond of reversing and cancelling contracts.

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Nigerian Ultra Modern Railway Network Project

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becomerich

im anticipating your suggestion, but hey no map oooo hahah

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