The Nasarawa State Government is partnering a Russian firm, Gefest Corporation to carry out a feasibility study of the Abuja/Keffi rail line.
Both parties have signed a memorandum of understanding to that effect, today in Lafia, the State capital.
The signing is the first phase of the commitment to develop the Abuja-Keffi rail transport systems and services.
A Vice President of Gefest Corporation, Nidal Khassan,The MD/CEO of the Nasarawa Investment and Development Agency, Ibrahim Abdullahi, Representatives of the State Ministries of Justice, Lands etc performed the signing of the MoU.
The partnership is in line with Governor Abdullahi Sule’s resolve to open up the state and improve it’s economy through the development of core transportation infrastructure as encapsulated in its economic blueprint- The Nasarawa Economic Development Strategy(NEDS).
Nasarawa State is keying into the Russia/Nigeria collaboration established at the inaugural Russia/Africa Summit in 2019 to deepen ties in trade and infrastructure.
Development of the Abuja-Keffi rail line will decongest the legacy gridlock along the Abuja-Keffi axis, further ease transportation, increase productivity, support efforts at mitigating climate change, improve security, open new economic corridors among others.