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NRC Board Chairman, Usman Abubakar, Dies At 68



The chairman of the Board of the Nigerian Railway Corporation, Engr Usman Abubakar Sandamu, has passed on at the age of 68. He died yesterday in Abuja after a brief illness. His remains will be taken to Kaduna for burial today according to Islamic rites. The late Abubakar hailed from Sandamu village in Katsina State. He was a close ally to President Muhammadu Buhari.
LEADERSHIP Friday learnt the deceased was appointed chairman, NRC Board, in the twilight of this administration and had been active alongside the minister of transport, Rotimi Amaechi, during the monthly inspection of the ongoing construction of Lagos to Ibadan standard gauge railway line. It was gathered that he was the chairman of the committee saddled with the responsibility of finding solutions to some of the impediments, like underground water/gas pipelines structures and overhead bridges along the right of way of the Lagos to Ibadan rail project.