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Governor Nasir El-Rufai Photo: Premium Times

Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna state has described Senator Ben Murray-Bruce (PDP-Bayelsa East) as a liar for saying the Lagos-Kano dual track-standard gauge rail system was started by ex-President Goodluck Jonathan.

President Muhammadu Buhari had on Thursday commissioned 10 new coaches and two locomotives for the Abuja-Kaduna route.

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Reacting to the commissioning, Murray-Bruce said Buhari should have commended Jonathan for “the train ride he enjoyed in Kaduna.”

Responding on his Twitter page, El-Rufai said the business mogul is feeding the public with wrong information.

He noted that ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo designed and raised the financing and started the EPC of the Lagos-Kano dual track-standard gauge rail system, and the Abuja Light Rail.

El-Rufai wrote: “Wrong Distinuguisnhed Senator! The Obasanjo administration which Jonathan was not part of, designed, raised the financing and started the EPC of the Lagos-Kano dual track-standard gauge rail system, and the Abuja Light Rail. Yar’Adua-Jonathan stalled both projects for two years.”