|The Honourable Minister of Transportation, Mr. Rotimi Amaechi|
Rotimi Amaechi, on Tuesday took a historic trip on the Lagos-Ibadan standard
gauge rail line for about 50 minutes.
During his routine visit on Dec 4, Amaechi insisted
he had to ride a car on the tracks by December 18.
the House Committee on Land Transportation led by its chairman, Abdulmumin
Jibrin, top officials of the Federal Ministry of Transportation, top management
of the Nigerian Railway Corporation(NRC), officials of the Federal Ministry of
Works, the CCECC and a consortium of the Federal Government engineers and consultants.
President Yemi Osinbajo and other members of the Federal Executive to ride on
the tracks by first week of January.
media, who according to him, defied the sun or rain to stay on the project since
it started in June 2017.
project to fruition within 18 months, while challenging local engineers to rise
to the occasion and salvage the nation from the clutches of foreign domination.
engineering prowess, which has turned a rain forest into an emerging city, our
engineers must see this as a challenge and save Nigeria from the clutches of
foreign domination in the area of construction.”
able to ride from Iju in Lagos to Abeokuta, the Ogun State Capital, by the first
week of January 2019.
to join in the ride.”
route would be opened for passenger traffic, while efforts would be doubled to
ensure the standard gauge is taken to Ibadan.
construction of stations immediately the project gets to Ibadan.