The Senate has urged the Federal Government to urgently rehabilitate and concession the Eastern rail line.
This was even as the Upper Chamber mandated its Committee on Land Transport to liaise with relevant ministry and agencies to facilitate the execution of the Eastern corridor.
In its resolution, the Senate mandated its Committee on Legislative Compliance to ensure compliance by the Executive in executing the project.
The resolutions followed the consideration of a motion, titled: “Urgent need to resuscitate and re-activate the rehabilitation and concession of the Eastern Rail Line Project,” sponsored by Senator Orji Uzor Kalu (Abia North).
In his lead debate, Kalu noted that one of the greatest challenges facing the nation as an emerging economy is poor infrastructural development.
“The movement of goods and persons from one point to another is becoming very cumbersome, if not hazardous,” he said