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Amaechi embarks on inspection of Lagos- Ibadan Railway


File Photo: The Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi,
 inspecting the Lagos-Ibadan Rail Project
The newly-appointed Minister of
Transportation,Hon. Rotimi Chibuike Amaechi,  has  embarked on an inspection tour of the Lagos-
Ibadan rail line.

The minister, in a determined move to
ensure the development of a robust rail infrastructure in line with President
Muhammadu Buhari’s vision, had made the inspection of the rail project in his
first four years in office a monthly routine since its commencement of in 2017.

Recall that during the last inspection tour
of the project on the 10th of May, which was  
two weeks to the beginning of a new democratic dispensation, the Minster
announced that the track laying on Lagos Ibadan rail line would be completed by
the end of May ahead of its scheduled three years completion date.

The 157km Lagos Ibadan rail project was
awarded in 2017 to the Chinese Civil Engineering Construction Company, CCECC to
the tune of $1.6 billion with a three year completion agreement.

Speaking shortly after the inspection of
the project in Ibadan, in May, the Minister of Transportation said the laying
of the rail tracks had already gotten to 123 kilometres
“So, remaining 34 to 35km which they
can cover in the next three weeks which they confirmed would be completed
before the end of May.

Currently, track laying from Iju-Ibadan is
100 per cent completed, while construction work from Ebutte Meta to Apapa is

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