FG to acquire 100 wagons to move cargoes from Lagos ports

There are strong indications that the Federal Government may have purchased about 100 locomotive wagons to help move goods from Lagos ports by rail.

The Minister of Transport, Rotimi Amaechi, who made this disclosure in Lagos in an event to mark the 2017 World Maritime Day celebration also said that efforts are ongoing to link the Tin-ports to the rail.

Addressing newsmen, Amaechi said that the wagons would be fully operational on or before December.

He explained that the ministry was becoming extremely worried by the endless time wasted while moving cargoes from the port.

He explained that the ministry was reviewing policies with a view to improving cargo transportation.