President Muhammadu Buhari Thursday commissioned the Abuja Light Rail system with an admonition to the the Federal Capital Administration to ensure efficient operations and good customer relation.
“Let me conclude by urging the FCT Administration, especially, the management of the rail services, to ensure efficient operations, good customer service and maintenance culture in the operations punctuality of the rail,” the President said in a keynote address.
According to the President, the completion of the rail project was a demonstration of government’s commitment to deliver on critical infrastructure provision as well as keeping with the change agenda.
Noting that transportation is the life wire of any city, President Buhari expressed optimism that the light rail system would boost the FCT economy and enhance social life.
Buhari also stated that the stride of his administration in FCT was indicative that he was leaving a government that delivered on its promises.
“This accomplishment clearly demonstrates our commitment to addressing critical infrastructural projects and keeping with the ideals of the Change Agenda to ensure prudence in the management of public resources, value for money considering the huge investments in this project.
“Transportation is the live wire of any city. I am very optimistic that a modern rail service would bring about a boost to the FCT economy and greatly enhance social life. I am aware that what we have on ground today are coaches meant to provide skeletal services as we await the main set of the rolling stock for full operations.
“Today, what we have in the Federal Capital Territory is another evidence that we are a government that delivers on its promises. I have observed keenly other milestones that this Administration has achieved, especially in the areas of education, public utilities and infrastructure development,” the President said.
He commended the efforts of the Minister of F.C.T, Malam Mohamed Bello as well as the support and patience of the residents, while the administration i working to improve the city’s transportation service.
The project was started by the previous administration.