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The Managing Director, Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC), Mr Fidet Okhiria, said the federal government has plans to recruit over 1000 people to work at the standard gauge rail corridor in Warri-Itakpe.
After the completion of the rail project, Okhiria said additional workers would be needed and they would undergo training.
He said: “Warri-Itakpe standard gauge rail corridor is about 320km, about 12 stations and we have to employ people that will maintain the tracks, people that will work in the stations and sell tickets.
“Also, technicians that will examine the train. So, we are going to engage close to over 1000 to maintain about the 320km track, both junior and senior.
“New employees can’t just be sent there; they must be trained.
“In order for them to be trained, we will be moving people from the existing staff, but we have to replace them. So, we have to fill up those position before the new people will be trained and certify to be part of the train operations,” he added.
Although the train station is still under construction, plans are set for a temporary station that would be used before the main one is done. And Okhiria also said the station would be concluded by the end of March 2019.