Nigerian Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, was of the opinion that the construction of Rail Wagon Assembly plant would lead to employment generation of approximately 5,000 indirect and direct jobs that will boost economic activities on the whole. This disclosure was made during the official groundbreaking ceremony of the plant.
Speaking about the construction of the Rail Wagon Assembly Plant, the Vice President stated, “This ceremony is not just another event, it is a historic turning point. For us, the railway is not only an alternative and comfortable mode of travel. It holds the master key to transforming commerce in Nigeria and across the continent. By linking our ports to rail lines and now, building the rolling stock locally, import and export business within, into and out of Africa’s largest market will never be the same.”