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Amaechi inspects Apapa Port end of Lagos-Ibadan rail project

The Honourable Minister of
Transportation, Mr. Rotimi Amaechi, on Friday  inspected the Apapa
Port part of the Lagos-Ibadan railway project, making it a second time the
inspection would be done in one month.

The minister said the inspection
became necessary as a result of his dissatisfaction with the level and pace of
work in that part of the project.

It is on record that the
minister, since inception of the project, embarks on inspection of the project once

Amaechi tweeted, saying the
Chairman of the China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation (CCECC) Group,
Zhao Dianlong, and the Managing Director of CCECC Nigeria, Jiang Yi Gao,
accompanied him on inspection of the project today.
His tweet reads: “Today, we are inspecting
the Lagos-Ibadan rail line again, with emphasis on the Apapa Port axis. This
time with the Chairman of CCECC Group, Zhao Dianlong & the MD, CCECC
Nigeria, Jiang Yi Gao. I told them I am unhappy with the pace of work &
it’s imperative they meet set targets.”

The minister also disclosed the
expected time of delivery of the project for the minor and major train

“They’ve told us that the rail
line up to Apapa would be completed by April, June for the minor stations and
August for the major stations. We however hope that they’ll speed up the work
and finish earlier, so we can move on to Ibadan-Kano rail line.”

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