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Osinbajo inaugurates Railway concession committee

The Federal Government has inaugurated a steering committee for the concessioning of the eastern and western lines of the Nigeria railways as part of efforts to strengthen the sector.

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, who spoke at the inauguration of the committee, said it will create a one-stop shop for the concession, fast track the process and overcome the bureaucratic bottlenecks associated with the process, among others.

He urged the steering committee to be innovative, and remove all obstacles that stand in the way of a smooth concessioning process.

The NTA reports that the Chairman of the committee and minister of transportation, Rotimi Amaechi assured the vice president will work hard and submit its report within six months.