Nigeria: Minister Issues Directives on Lagos-Ibadan SGR

Nigerian Minsiter of Transportation,Rotimi Amaechi on Monday inspected the progress of work on the brand new Ibadan – Lagos SGR ,directing the Chinese contractors to complete the section up to Ebutte Meta by the end of November.

Accompanied by top management of the Nigerian Railway Corporation,Amaechi took a test ride up to Ibadan end and back to Lagos end,expressing satisfaction on the progress of work.

After the inspection,the minister reviewed the project as follows:”I just mandated our Chinese contractors on the Lagos-Ibadan rail line to ensure completion of at least one of the tracks up to Ebute Metta station by the end of November. They have to triple their output to makeup for the rainy days.

“Completion of the 8 minor stations along the Lagos-Ibadan rail line is also part of their mandate while they take a little more time to complete the 4 major stations.

“We hope to test-run and start free rides at the end of next month so people travelling along this route during the end of year holiday season can enjoy the trains”,the minister noted .

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