President Muhammadu Buhari has given approval for six the take up of six (6) new railway projects across the Federation, the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Ameachi said the projects include:-
The Kano-Katsina-Jibiya to Maradi in Niger Republic.
The new standard gauge rail from Port Harcourt to Maiduguri passing through Enugu, Lafia, Makurdi, Gombe, with branches to Owerri, Onitsha, Awka, Abakaliki, Yola, Jalingo and Damaturu.
The rest are extension of the Itapke-Aladja (Warri) to Abuja and Warri Port.
The Development of Railway Industrial Park in Port Harcourt.
And a Proposal for Railway connection to Bonny Island Deep Sea port from Port Harcourt.