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FG inaugurates committee on railway security

Sep 13, 2022

A committee which would provide concrete measures to safeguard train passengers and railway infrastructure across the country, has been inaugurated by the federal government.

 

The Federal Ministry of Transportation in a statement released on Monday September 12, said the 11-man committee was inaugurated by the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry, Magdalene Ajani, in Abuja.

 

The committee would review the use of surveillance equipment along rail lines, and set up a special task force on railway lines across the country.

 

They will also develop a comprehensive report on the train attacks along the Abuja-Kaduna route and make recommendations on how to prevent future occurrences of similar attacks.

 

Members of the committee are Permanent Secretary of the Ministry Of Transport, Magdalene Ajani (Chairman); Managing Director of the Nigerian Railway Corporation, Fidet Okhiria (Secretary); Director, Rail Transport Services, Yusuf Adekunle; Air Vice-Marshall A. O. Adole (Defence Headquarters), Major General T. E. Gagariga (Nigerian Army), Air Commodore C. O. Olayera (Nigerian Air Force) and Ngozi Ezeilo (Representing Civil Society Organisation).

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