He heads TransGlobim International, the engineering company that won the bid. The company is to construct “a viable rail transportation network” for the city of Najaf. The network will connect three Islamic holy and historic mosques in Imam Ali, Kufa and Sahle.
Sounding Extremely excited, Mr. Igwemezie said in an interview that the project is to be completed in three years and it’s to be built in two phases. Saying the first phase will cover the design, construction and operation of the system while the second phase will involve the expansion of the system and it’s an extension
to the Najaf airport and the final phase.
The Canadian trained Engineer also said that he has been negotiating with the the Nigerian government for the past 18month to construct several rail lines in the country, revealing that it took his company just two months to get a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) executed with Iraqi officials
The Canadian based Igwemezie, Hinted that his frustration while negotiating to offer his services to Nigeria, his words were “as a Diaspora person, I kept coming back, knocking, to help Nigeria. On the other hand, I can’t knock forever.”
The Boss Newspaper reports that the Nigerian engineer is well known in the engineering world. The train project in Iraq is a very significant one to the country considering it would cover major parts of the large city of Najaf and it has been described a very good transport system.