The member representing Warri Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives, Hon. Thomas Ereyitomi has expressed excitement over the inauguration of the Itakpe-Ajaokuta-Warri rail line by President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday at the Railway Auxiliary Facility yard in Owa-Oyibu in Ika North East Local Government Area of Delta State.
Ereyitomi pointed out that with the official commissioning of the 326 kilometres rail line network which was named after former President Goodluck Jonathan and connects Delta, Edo to Kogi states goods coming through Warri ports will be easily evacuated.
He stated that the federal government is highly committed to open the businesses in the area and decongest the Lagos port which has continued to be of great concern to Nigerians.
The National Assembly member noted that Warri Federal Constituency is glad over the inauguration of the railway line, adding that he is working hard make sure the federal government revive Koko port in Warri North Local Government Area to full operational condition and as well as extend the rail network up to that area for easy importation and usage as the water channel is closer to Lagos.
Ereyitomi who is also the Deputy Chairman, House Committee on Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, revealed that the rail line has huge potentials to stimulate socio-economic activities and bringing succour to low-income earners within Warri federal constituency and beyond.
The federal lawmaker who praised President Buhari for seeing to the completion of the project assured his constituents of Warri South, Warri North and Warri South-West Local Government Areas of his determination to attract federal government presence to the area.
Ereyitomi commended the youths for their corporation and peaceful disposition in making sure the project was completed without hitches and Governor Okowa Ifeanyi for creating the enabling environment.
He appealed to importers and private business owners to take advantage of the railway as a means of transportation to link Abuja and other parts of the North faster and conveniently.