FCT Minister flags off construction of Kagini Train Station’s access road, car park

The Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Malam Muhammad Musa Bello, on Thursday, flagged off the construction of access road and car park for the Kagini Train Station in Abuja.

Speaking during the flag-off ceremony, the Minister said that the Kagini train station is one of twelve light rail stations provided under the Abuja Rail Mass Transport system and is designed to service the Kagini, Saburi, Jahi and Kaba Districts of the Federal Capital City.

He stated that the project was funded in large part by the Federal Ministry of Environment from the proceeds of issuance of the Sovereign Green Bond of the Federal Government and on completion will ensure the seamless movement of commuters, goods and services to and from the station to other parts of the FCT.

According to him, the project is designed to reduce carbon emissions from cars as it is expected that residents will use more of the trains than motor vehicles. In the words of the Minister, “We expect that with the opening of the train station to passengers, many commuters from this part of the city would use the trains instead of their motor vehicles thereby reducing carbon emissions”.

He also expressed the profound appreciation of the FCT Administration to the Hon Minister of Environment for the cooperation of his Ministry for the realization of the project.

Mallam Bello solicited for the assistance of the Environment Ministry in the FCTA’s efforts to power the street and traffic lights in the city using renewable energy such as solar.

While calling on residents of the local Kagini community to cooperate with the contractors in their task, he said that on completion, the project will contribute to the socio-economic development of the Kagini area and the FCT as a whole.

Also present at the event were the Permanent Secretary, FCTA, Mr Olusade Adesola, the Ag Executive Secretary of the FCDA TPL Zaliha’u Ahmed, and other senior officials of the FCTA, Ministry of Environment and community leaders of the Kagini Area of the FCT.

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