The Minister of Transport, Senator Saidu Alkali has directed contractors handling the Kaduna-Kano rail line to review construction materials against vandalization.
The minister gave the directive while inspecting the level of work on the project site in Makarfi Local Government area of Kaduna state on Saturday.
He also directed the contractors to use anti-theft clips instead of the metal clips they were using to hold the rail track.
“We came to see by ourselves, you know seeing is believing. We are able to appraise the performance of the contractors of the Kaduna-Kano rail project.
“You can see as we stand here, we started raining some little observations in the clips they are using. We asked them to use anti-theft clips so that they cannot be easily removed.
“Although this project has security challenges, we will collaborate with security to ensure we deliver the project to Nigerians in the shortest possible time,” the minister stated,” the Minister said.
Earlier, the project coordinator of China Civil Engineering Construction Company, Mark Zoe said the project has reached 22.6 per cent level of completion.
The contractors however lamented security challenge in the area and asked for collaboration with the military, noting that even last two months, two of their staff were kidnapped along Tashar Yari in Makarfi Local Government area of Kaduna state.