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As result of the worrisome security situation in the country, the federal government has concluded plans to introduce baggage scanners in railway stations in the country to ensure the security of passengers and others.

 

This is coming as President Muhammadu Buhari is set to inauguration the Warri-Itakpe rail station in Agbor, Delta State.

 

The Warri Itakpe station, connecting Kogi, Edo and Delta States, is in fulfilment of the promises of the Buhari administration to deliver on some of its big projects in infrastructure before the end of the year.

 

Already, the Nigerian Railway Corporation has successfully installed world-class security baggage scanners with super high speed electronic digital passenger screening point and notification sign across the railway station, Idu terminal in the Federal Capital Territory.

 

Identified as the first of its kind with a unique design technology worldwide, the ASNL TB 100/100 is said to have the capacity to scan through luggage, processing and breaking down all contents packed at the fastest advanced inbuilt technology.

 

These scanners also have inbuilt display detection system for safety and suspected dangerous substance.

 

Also, its high-speed detection system is at five seconds per luggage with video image CT of detecting objects for analysing and tracing, assisted by an easy wheel for movement with programmed lock for and against vandals.

 

With this development, it is safe to say the authorities in the transportation ministry have made the safety of Nigerians in the railway system as important to the government.

 

While praising President Buhari and the Minister of Transportation, Chibuike Amaechi, for making the initiative come through, managing director of the Nigerian Railway Corporation, Eng. Fidet Ohikira, encouraged Nigerians to be patient so they could see more of the transformation already taking place in the railway sector of the economy.

 

“We will not stop until all the railway stations are fully equipped with security gadgets. Our passengers are of great value. We want to ensure lives and properties are safe, while not forgetting the great boost this brings to our economy through interstate transport logistics,” he said.

 

Also speaking, the chief executive officer of Advonics Group Ltd, the company overseeing the project, Mr. Emmanuel Egboh, expressed joy over the actualisation of the project, noting that the safety needs of the people were in line with the requisite security measures that are fully in place.

 

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