The Federal Government has approved 5.3 billion dollars for the Ibadan-Kano standard gauge rail project, Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, stated this.
The minister disclosed this in a statement issued on Thursday in Abuja by his media aide, Israel Ibeleme after the 3rd Maritime Stakeholders Interactive Forum held in Lagos.
Amaechi explained that the minister of Transportation, State, Gbemisola Saraki, has been assigned the responsibilities of overseeing all the maritime agencies.
He will be focusing on the Railway sector.
President Muhammadu Buhari directed the establishment of the single window platform that would integrate all government agencies at all the entry points into the country to promote trade and boost security.