Wike Says Abuja Rail Mass Transit Project 95% Complete

Taiwo Ajayi
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Belgium Ambassador to Nigeria, Pieter Leenknegt (left), during a visit to Nigeria's Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Nyesmo Wike (right), in Abuja, on Wednesday

FCT Minister, Nyesom Wike, has revealed that the Abuja Rail Mass Transit (ARMT) project has reached 95% completion and is on track for inauguration in May.

He made this known during a visit by the Belgian Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr. Daniel Bertrand, in Abuja.

The project, aimed at improving public transportation in the federal capital, has been a priority for the administration. Wike highlighted the importance of the rail system in decongesting the city and providing a convenient mode of transportation for residents.


President Bola Tinubu’s directive to expedite the project’s completion has been instrumental in pushing the progress forward. The China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation (CCECC) is handling the project and is close to completing the work.

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Wike also mentioned ongoing discussions with private investors to revolutionize public transportation in the FCT. This includes plans to register all public transport operators and build terminals for registered operators, addressing security challenges and ensuring safer travel for residents.

The Minister expressed optimism that the inauguration of the ARMT project would take place in May, pending final approvals. The Ambassador commended the progress made in the FCT, particularly noting the greenery and reduced traffic in the city.

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