‘N360m railway right of way compensation ready’



Govt to begin work on Lagos-Calabar-Kano routes
The Federal Government says the over N360 million compensation for the Daughters of Charity Catholic Church Hospital, Kubwa is ready for disbursement to the management.

The facility, located in an Abuja suburb, was among the property located on the Abuja-Kaduna railway right of way.

It wards and convents had been marked for demolition more than two years ago by the contractors, China Civil Engineering Construction Company (CCECC).

Briefing reporters yesterday in Abuja on plans to expedite work on the 187-kilometer project, Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Chibuike Amaechi, while pledging accelerated work, however, noted that the hospital had to be relocated to enable the company complete the realigning of the rail lines.

He added that the Right Of Occupancy for the hospital’s new site had been delivered to the management.

Meanwhile, government has disclosed of intention to soon commence work on the Lagos-Kano and Lagos-Calabar rail routes as well as 31 major road projects across the country.

The Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, who made the disclosure in Lagos yesterday at the 1st National Forum on Economy organised by Vintage Press Limited, publishers of The Nation Newspapers, said the present administration was committed to giving a quantum leap to infrastructural development in the country.

He commended the collaboration by the Lagos and Kebbi state governments to ensure self-sufficiency in rice production in the country, saying such move would engender economic growth.

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