Lagos-Ibadan Standard Gauge Rail project nears completion- FG

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The on-going construction work and laying of tracks along the Lagos-Ibadan standard gauge rail project has reached kilometre DK 133 out of the 156 kilometer, representing 85.2 percent distance of so far covered, while the remaining 23 kilometers will be completed in the next three weeks.

Speaking after inspection on Friday at Kila in Ibadan, the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi stated that the on-going rail project is one hundred percent complete.

Amaechi noted that “When we started, this whole area we are driving through was just bushes.They have not cleared the road, we created roads with our cars, but at the end of the day, we are coming to the end of the project with a new vegetation.”

The Minister explained further that, “There used to be green grasses here, trees, waters and creeks, the creek is turned into dry land some of the areas where you have valleys we have build bridges, any area that we did not need to build bridges, we created roads”.

He said: “Areas we could have just moved straight on, we created valleys just to ensure Nigerians are able to move from Lagos to Ibadan.”

“We are going to the end of the track, because we are getting to kilomerer 156 and what remains is 33 kilometers which they can cover in the next three weeks’’.

He revealed that CCECC has confirmed that by the end of May, they will complete track activities on this Lagos to Ibadan. So we are ahead of schedule and hundred percent ahead of schedule. So, “We should be at the end of the outskirt at the end of month’’. He disclosed.

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