President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday inaugurated the first phase of the Abuja light rail mass transit, covering 12 stations within the capital city.
The president flagged off the rail’s railway services signalling the commencement of its operations in the federal capital territory (FCT).
The project, which has been in the works for more than 10 years, will be the first functional metro rail in the FCT.
A spokesman to the FCT minister, Cosmas Uzodinma, had said in a statement that the 45.245 km standard guage rail line from Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport to the Abuja metro station is the first of its kind in West Africa, TheCable writes.
On hand to witness the inauguration are Rotimi Amaechi, Minister of Transportation, Muhammadu Bello, FCT minister, Malam Nasir el-Rufai, Governor of Kaduna State among others.
Here are some images from the event.