The Development Agenda for Western Nigeria (DAWN), is planning a rail line that would link 44 cities and towns in the southwest region.
It aims at raising the region’s gross domestic product by 50 percent.
Director-General, DAWN, Mr. Seye Oyeleye, who gave this revelation when speaking with regional editors of major newspapers in Ibadan, explained that the economies of many states will collapse in the next ten years if there is no economic restructuring.
He stated that with dwindling revenue from oil, each region must begin to creatively think of how to boost its revenue. According to him, “the region will build a railway to link 44 cities and towns in the six South-West states. Although the 1955 Railway Act which allowed only the Federal Government to build a railway is an impediment to this vision, DAWN has started engaging the right people on this”.