Secretary, Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Chinyeaka Ohaa, has said that the coming into operation of the Abuja Light Rail service would accelerate FCT economy by boosting investments and creating job opportunities.
Ohaa gave the assurance on Thursday in Abuja when he led directors and management staff of the Administration on an inspection of the 78km Abuja Light Rail.
He reaffirmed FCT Administration’s commitment to ensuring that the Mass Transit service was inaugurated in a matter of weeks.
According to him, already the FCT Administration has written to the Presidency for a convenient date for its inauguration.
“The benefits of the project include the potential for over 20,000 jobs, aside boosting the economic fortunes of the Territory.’’
He said the Abuja Rail project which started in 2009 would help to curtail drastically traffic congestion in the nation’s capital city.
Ohaa added that all the necessary infrastructure and human personnel have been put in place for a successful event.