Grand Mullah schooled after Twitter blooper on SGR
Nigeria’s recently launched Abuja Metro Rail System has got Kenyans talking, with many comparing it to the Standard Gauge Railway.
City lawyer Ahmednasir Abdullahi was among those who made the comparison as he shared photos of the Abuja Metro launch.
He asked tweeps to compare Kenya’s SGR to the Abuja Metro writing; “The Nigerian SGR…compare with Kenya’s and see how the game was played in Kenya.”
The lawyer received some schooling from netizens who told him that the Abuja metro is a light rail system.
— Ahmednasir Abdullahi SC (@ahmednasirlaw) July 16, 2018
Nigeria has an SGR that runs from Abuja to Kaduna that was launched in July 2016.
Here is how Kenyans on Twitter responded to Grand Mullah’s blonde moment.
This is their new monorail system…urban transport system. Their SGR was more expensive and they got much worse end of the stick than KE.
— Jamal (@Gibbo_2010) July 16, 2018
Honorable Counsel this is NOT the SGR, this is the city-based LIGHT RAIL, which our cities are yet to embrace, I believe. There may have been a game, but this is not comparing like for like, for sure.
— PD (@DatcheMD) July 17, 2018
Does Mr Ahmednassir know the difference between a Metro train service which is essentially a daily commuter train and the SGR which was supposed to ferry heavy goods from port of MSA across the east african countries? its like comparing pears to mangoes and calling them all fruit
— Abdi Abdi (@Abdi001Abdi) July 16, 2018
That’s a metro but still we were short changed I wait until the project is fully audited
— @ArapChesir (@GKipchoge) July 17, 2018
The overlying message the locals are running it, our biggest mistake was letting the Chinese do the feasibility study,loan us the money,build it & finally run it. Our Tanzanian neighbors opted out of that route & the project’s tender was a fair bid which the Turks won.
— Mojo_Jojo?? (@muya_gichigi_ll) July 16, 2018
No Chinese in sight. Not even in the control room. No Chinese signage visible. National pride present.
— Paulo Ayoo (@thekenyanpaul) July 16, 2018