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Rotimi Amaechi accuses Chinese firm of breaching contract over railway

Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi has accused a Chinese firm, Chinese Railway Rolling Stock Corporation of breaching the contract on the construction of a railway.

10 additional coaches were to be deployed on the Abuja-Kaduna and Lagos-Ibadan rail lines in June and are part of the 64 coaches being manufactured for Nigerian rail lines by the Chinese Railway Rolling stock Corporation.

However, it was discovered that that delivery date agreed on was not met by CRRC when Rotimi Amaechi visited the place worknfor inspection.

He was quoted in a statement issued on Monday by the Federal Ministry of Transportation as saying, “We need the coaches by June latest. We need coaches that can carry men from one point to another and we need a minimum of 10 coaches now out of the 64. I requested for 10 coaches now because we need to improve on the Kaduna-Abuja line.

“If the 10 (coaches) don’t come, there is nothing I can do but they have to come because they have to manufacture for us to use in Kaduna-Abuja and again Lagos-Ibadan, which will soon be ready. We also have to ensure that we get coaches that we can use pending when they finish the construction of the 64 coaches.”

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