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    Rail Sustainability And The Nigerian Railways

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    However, from the progress made to date, it would appear that there have been significant departures from the prescribed strategy. For instance, the objective of the vision was to ultimately achieve a homogeneous standard gauge network across Nigeria, but it appears that a dual gauge network is now intended. Furthermore, the underpinning philosophy of the…

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    Rail Sustainability And The Nigerian Railways

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    In 1987, CANAC of Canada were commissioned by the World Bank to provide professional and technical assistance in the rehabilitation of NRC locomotives. In 1989, Brigadier Samuel Ogbemudia was appointed Sole Administrator of the NRC by the Babangida government. He was in the role until 1992 and managed to arrest the drift in the NRC’s…

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    Rail Sustainability And The Nigerian Railways

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    These are then compounded by a lack of consistency and official dithering in policy implementation. Bearing in mind that the near N5 trillion railway commitments are just for infrastructure alone, there is yet no commensurate development in human capacity in anticipation because this is government and how it works. So you award a contract to…

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    Rail Sustainability And The Nigerian Railways

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    The recent presidential election in Nigeria was in a sense a watershed for the railways. For the first time in its chequered history, the railways became a controversial and disputed measure of government achievement. With the incumbent claiming superlative performance in its apparent resuscitation of a supposedly long moribund railway. The opposite side countering that…

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