The federal government has disclosed that the approved design for the Dawachiki Kano train station will be a mega station similar to that of Ebute-Metta in Lagos State.
Rotimi Amaechi, Minister of Transportation, made this known on Saturday, in a statement by the Director of Press and Public Relations of the ministry, Eric Ojiekwe.
Amaechi stated this when he visited the Emir of Kano, Aminu Bayero, at his palace.
The minister said the resolve to replicate the Lagos train station, is because of the commercial nature of the city and its link to corridors of transit.
Amaechi further stated that it is pertinent to visit and thank the emir for his hospitality over the five-day National Council of Transportation engagement in the city.
Responding, the emir commended his efforts to reposition the country in the transportation sector, and urged him to do more for the good of the country.
Earlier, the permanent secretary of the ministry, Magdalene Ajani, visited the station to ascertain if the trains are running.
Ajani said there are shuttles from Kano to Kaduna and Nguru twice a week, while that of Kano to Lagos, which is about 24 hours on the narrow gauge, is only once a week.
The permanent secretary informed that Kano is the most fortunate of all the states, as it will benefit from the Standard Gauge as well as the international one that will run from Kano to Maradi in Niger Republic.
According to her, work has already started at the back ends of the projects.