Federal Government has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Mota- Engil Group for the construction of US$1.959 billion Kano-Maradi Standard Gauge Railway lines.
The line will link the whole country by rail.
The Minister of Transportation, Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi signed the document on Monday in Abuja.
The new railway corridor will run through three states: Kano, Jigawa and Katsina and through Niger territory as far as Maradi.
Other cities are: Danbatta, Kazaure, Daura, Mashi, Katsina and Jibiya.
The roject is to be completed within 3 years.