Under President Muhammadu Buhari's administration, the railway sector has received its utmost attention. Many Nigerians referred to it as the train revolution in Nigeria. Before he came on board in 2015, hardly will anybody see trains moving from one location to another. But it is happening now, several train routes across Nigeria are revamped by the PMB administration. The regime is even trying to connect all coastal cities in Nigeria together by railway.
The regime has procured new coaches that are world-class, they have built train stations that are equipped with state-of-the-art facilities. Nigerians are delighted by riding on these trains and now take pride in the infrastructure development in Nigeria. To show how's delighted Nigerians are about the train revolution in Nigeria.
The senior citizens of the Church of Nigeria. Anglican communion, Lagos Diocese, shared the pictures of them occupying three coaches in the Lagos-Ibadan train on their way for a retreat in Abeokuta. The train service also remains a seamless mode of transportation for the mostly elderly parishioners.
To keep the beautiful environment that is associated with these trains and to avoid the destructive culture of utter neglect that led to the total collapse of many of Nigeria's public enterprises in the past, the Buhari administration recently rehabilitated 21 train wagons that suffered breakdowns and got them back into functional service. These 21 are part of the 100 idle trains that are currently undergoing total rehabilitation and upgrade, which will be added to some brand new ones already procured in readiness for the commencement of rail operations in northern Nigeria.
For a country progressing on the path of frugality in resource management, this rehabilitation is a welcome development as it will help avoid expending scarce resources on procuring completely new ones whereas we can fix some available (broken) ones and then make them useable. This in itself is a sound economic decision.
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