Amaechi made this disclosure when he paid a courtesy visit to Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State.
He said that the mandate of President Muhammadu Buhari was to have functional rail system in the 36 states of the federation.
“We are here for the National Council on Transportation with the theme; ‘Efficiency of Intermodalism in Transportation and how to take transport to a greater level.
“I know what will interest you is we want to design the Sokoto and Kebbi rail lines, there are three states or four states in this design plan.
“This includes whether connecting from Katsina or Kano; the three states are Sokoto, Kebbi and Zamfara.
“And we are working towards taking it to the Senate for approval and once it is approved, it will complete the 36 states mandate given to us,” he said.
Responding, Tambuwal welcome the stakeholders to Sokoto and assured the ministry of his continued support to move transportation forward in the state.
Tambuwal implored the Federal Government to assist in the area of security at the airport by providing scanners at the place.