10 Mar Abuja-Kaduna railway
The Abuja-Kaduna railway, as the first segment of the Lagos-Kano standard-gauge project, the first standard gauge railway in Nigeria and West Africa, was officially inaugurated and started commercial operation on 26 July 2016.
The railway, constructed by China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation, is the first overseas railway fully adopting the Chinese railway standard. Covering 186.5km, it alleviates traffic pressures, improves the investment environment and promotes the co-ordinated development of regional economy and society.
By 11 January, the train service had carried 1.23 million passengers and had safely operated for 900 days without any major accident.