Again, Amaechi Inspects Lagos-Ibadan Rail Line Says, ‘I’m Unhappy With Pace Of Work’

 

The Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, says he is unhappy with the pace of work by the contractors handling the Lagos-Ibadan rail line project.

Amaechi said this on Friday in a series of tweets on his official handle after inspecting the Apapa port axis of the rail line.

This is the second time the Minister will visit the site of the rail line construction site within one week. He insisted that the contractors must meet set targets.

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Amaechi was accompanied on the inspection by contractors handling the project –  the chairman of China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation (CCECC) group and the Managing Director, CCECC Nigeria.

Speaking further on the issue of meeting the deadline, Amaechi acknowledged that some progress had been made since the last time he visited.

He later disclosed in another Tweet that the contractors have assured that rail line up to Apapa would be completed by April while minor stations will be completed in June.

He added that he was informed that major stations will be completed in August.

Amaechi, Makinde Inspect Lagos-Ibadan Rail Line

 

The Minister of Transportation Rotimi Amaechi and Oyo State Governor Seyi Makinde on Monday inspected the Lagos-Ibadan standard gauge rail line.

The Minister and the state governor were accompanied by other top government officials.

The assessment started from Ebute Metta to Apapa where the Federal Government hopes to decongest the traffic at the Lagos Port by extending the rail project to that axis.

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The team also proceeds to Iju station to kickstart the inspection of the 157 kilometres project – which spans from Fagba area in Lagos State to Ibadan, Oyo State Capital.

The Minister for Transportation also took to his Twitter handle to share photos from the inspection.

He noted that a large chunk of the rail line is in Oyo State.