President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday inaugurated the Abuja light rail at the World Trade Centre.
Photos of the President at the ceremony was shared by his Personal Assistant, Bashir Ahmad on his Twitter handle.
Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai was present during the ceremony.
According to Ahmad, the metro station is the first phase of the Abuja Light Rail mass transit and it covers 12 stations within the metropolis.
JUST IN: President @MBuhari officially commissions the first phase of Abuja Light Rail mass transit covering 12 stations within the metropolis. The #AbujaMetro is the first Light Rail network in the West Africa. #RailUpNG pic.twitter.com/ntwMMXHtLW
— Bashir Ahmad (@BashirAhmaad) July 12, 2018
The project had been in the works for over 11 years. The commissioning would mark the formal commencement of rail service and the fulfillment of a long-awaited dream for a modern state-of-the-art mass transit system for the FCT.
The Abuja rail system is as advanced as any in the developed world and it is designed to provide speed and comfort to the passengers within the FCT and serve as a delight to tourists.
The rail system has modern facilities that include ultra modern edifices, modern shopping centers, and eateries with the prospect of springing up further economic activities along the tracks and overall positive impact on the growth of the FCT, among others.