The federal government of Nigeria has approved 3.9 billion dollars for the construction of Warri seaport, the contract was awarded contract for Abuja-Warri rail line.
This was confirmed by the minister of transportation, Rotimi Amaechi who told NAN on Tuesday in Abuja that the federal government also approved the linking of Abuja to Itakpe, Itakpe-Warri, then from Warri rail to the seaport.
He said, “The President awarded the contract for Abuja to Warri, Abuja to Itakpe, then to Warri. From Warri rail to the seaport. We are building a new seaport in Warri, the cabinet approved it last week, that is about 3.9 billion dollars.
The minister said that once the Lagos-Kano, Port Harcourt-Maduguri, Lagos-Calabar and Abuja-Warri rail lines are constructed, the rail would have covered the country.