July 21, 2024
NRC to resume Cattle Movement By Rail Soon
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NRC to resume Cattle Movement By Rail Soon

The Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC) says herders and traders can soon move their cows from northern Nigeria to the country’s southern region using rail services.

NRC Managing Director, Fidet Okhiria, disclosed this on Wednesday, hours after President Bola Tinubu announced the creation of a new ministry for livestock development.

He said the movement of cows and other goods would resume with the Warri-Itakpe route. The NRC had in 2017 suspended the movement of cattle by train following technical hitches.

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However, Okhiria said in a matter of one or two months, herders would be able to move their cattle on the Warri-Itakpe train services. He added that the NRC would modernise the movement of goods in the country “so that when they come by road from the north, they can move them by rail to South-South Warri”.