NIGERIAN RAILWAY CORPORATION SAYS CATTLE MOVEMENT BY RAIL RESUMES SOON

The Nigerian Railway Corporation has said it would soon offer rail services to transport cattle from the northern region to the southern part of the country.

The NRC Managing Director, Fidet Okhiria, revealed this in a monitored broadcast program.

He announced that the transportation of cows and goods would recommence via the Warri-Itakpe route.

The NRC halted cattle transportation by train in 2017 due to technical issues.

According to Okhiria, the Warri-Itakpe train service will resume cattle transportation within a span of one to two months, enabling herders to move their livestock from the north-central region (Itakpe, Kogi State) to the southern region (Warri, Delta State).

Okhiria disclosed that the NRC has acquired specialised wagons for transporting livestock, which are currently being assembled at the Kajola facility in Oyo State.

He emphasised that investments in railways should prioritise the social and economic well-being of the people rather than solely focusing on generating profits.

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