The federal government has inaugurated a steering committee for the concessioning of the eastern and western lines of the Nigeria railways as part of efforts to strengthen the sector.
Speaking at the inauguration of the committee, vice president Yemi Osinbajo stated that the committee is to among other things create a one-stop shop for the concession, fast track the process and overcome the bureaucratic bottlenecks associated with the process.
He urged the steering committee to be innovative, and remove all obstacles that stand in the way of a smooth concessioning process.
Chairman of the committee and minister of transportation, Rotimi Amaechi assured the vice president will work hard and submit its report within six months.
The 20-member committee is composed of officials and individuals from relevant public and private sector