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Lagos-Ibadan Rail Line Ready For Commissioning, Amaechi

The Federal Government is set to commission the Lagos-Ibadan rail way project in no distant time.

The Minister Of Transportation Rotimi Amaechi gave the hint in Moniya station Ibadan at the end of an inspection tour.
The Lagos-Ibadan rail project which started in 2017 had recorded rapid progress, but witnessed a set back and suspension of work due to the outbreak of covid 19 pandemic at the verge of near completion level.
Despite the effects of the aftermath of the pandemic, work picked up immediately as Workers had to return to the construction site for speedy completion.
According to Amaechi, all is now set for the commissioning of the massive project.
He said his ministry is liaising with the presidency towards a convenient date for President Muhammadu Buhari to commission the project.

Although the Minister expressed displeasure with the contractor CCECC over the slow pace of work especially at the level of putting finishing touches, he acknowledged his team for their commitment in converting a forest into magnificent edifice that would boost the nation’s economy.

On the date of commissioning he said “we are trying to get appointment from the office of the President for the date of commissioning. Once they give us date, we will make the public know. There are lots of things involved in bringing the president to commission the project”.

On the slow pace of work Amaechi said “At this point we can say to ourselves that we have tried from con MBverting a bush into a usage that will grow the Nigerian economy. For CCECC am sick and tired of them and that is why l asked them to see us on Wednesday, although most of the things remaining are minor and it cannot delay the movement of goods. They have promised to finish by the end of the month, okay I believe them but I want them to reiterate that”.

He further said, “We have asked them to increase the parking space for future purposes, if there is surge in passengers there would be enough space for parking”.

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