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Warri-Itakpe rail corridor to provide 1000 jobs for Nigerians

Over 1000
workers will be employed for the Warri-Itakpe standard gauge rail corridor, Mr
Fidet Okhiria, the Managing Director, Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC) said.

“It’s about 320km, about 12 stations and we have to engage people
that will maintain the tracks, people that will work in the stations and sell

“Also, technicians that will examine the train. So, we are going
to engage close to over 1000 to maintain about 320km track, both junior and
“New employees can’t just be sent there; they must be trained.
“In order for them to be trained, we will be moving people from
the existing staff, but we have to replace them. So we have to fill up those
positions before the new people will be trained and certify to be part of the
train operations,” he said.
NAN reports that NRC operates one year training programme for
graduate staff and three months for the junior staff.
According to Okhiria, the 12 stations for the train service are
still under construction, adding that temporary stations would be used pending
He, however, assured that the stations would be completed by the
first quarter of 2019, noting that some of the houses at the railway village
were renovated recently for workers.
Okhiria said that a lot has been achieved, especially in the rail
system under the current administration, with the purchase of more rolling
stock and wagons.

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