See Photos From The Official Ground Breaking Ceremony Of The Rail Wagon Assembly Plant At Kajola
Today the vice president of Nigeria Prof Yemi Osinbajo on behalf of Pres. Buhari performed the groundbreaking ceremony for the Standard Gauge Rail Wagon Assembly Plant in Kajola, Ogun State. The completed Plant will have the capacity to produce 500 wagons per year — open, container, flat, tank and box wagons.
According to the minister of transportation, Mr. Rotimi Amaechi “The Federal Ministry of Transportation signed an agreement with Messrs. CCECC Nig. Limited in March 2018 to establish this plant for the production and assembling of rolling stock, spare parts and maintenance equipment in Nigeria. “Consequently, Messrs. CCECC conducted a feasibility study in which the choice of Kajola, Ogun State was arrived at as a suitable location for the project.
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“This project is, therefore, a direct investment of Messrs. CCECC Nig. Ltd in Nigeria and would remain as part of the gains from the contract signed for the Supply of rolling stock.” —
“This will be the first of its kind in Nigeria and the first batch of the wagons to be assembled from the production line of this plant will form part of the rolling stock for Lagos Ibadan Rail and Abuja Kaduna Rail operations.“
“The project when completed would be able to generate about 5,000 jobs and in the long run Nigeria would be able to manufacture rolling stock for Nigerian use and for other African countries.”
In responding, President Buhari said, “Certainly, the infrastructure requirement to reposition Nigeria for the future is huge and our resources are limited. Government, therefore, will pursue private partnerships to maximise available capital and developmental impact.”
These are images from the inauguration held at Kajola, Ogun State
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