President Muhammadu Buhari alongside governor Nasir El-Rufai launched two new standard gauge locomotives and ten new standard gauge executive passenger coaches for the Kaduna – Abuja train service.

During the launch, Buhari said his administration is looking at involving private sector participation for a more efficient rail service.

“By way of encouraging private sector participation in our rail development, negotiation for concession of the narrow gauge railways with a consortium led by General Electric is in progress. We are looking forward to a more efficient rail service on the narrow gauge lines to be driven by the private sector."

Here are some pictures from the launch on Thursday.