|File Photo: The Honourable Minister of Transportation, Mr. Rotimi Amaehi|
has assured that by early June this year, the rail transport system would be ready for use between Lagos and Ibadan.
The Lagos-Abeokuta rail had been completed
earlier in the year as passengers were offered a three-month free ride. The
period of free ride was however later shortened.
least twice in a month. The Ghanaian government recently sent a team led by its
Minister of Rail Development, Hon. Joe Ghartey, to come and understudy the
progress being made in Nigeria’s rail projects.
Itakpe-Wari rail line has been completed and has commenced operation.
passengers per trip, until more coaches are purchased.
for 34 years.
not borrow a dime to complete. President Muhammadu Buhari was and still
enthusiastic in driving the rail project in Nigeria as a way of improving the
$200m. Presently, the Railway Village which was burnt is being rehabilitated,
just as the Railway yard (which will comprise school, hospital and maintenance
units) is being built in Agbor, Delta State,” he said.
the cost of land and other properties on the rail corridor had all gone up as
many people were already scrambling to buy parcels of land and property along such
places, in anticipation of the economies that would be built within those areas.