Rotimi Amaechi, the Minister of Transportation, mentioned on Saturday Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari would commission the Lagos-Ibadan railway in January 2021.
He, who reveals this in an inspection tour of the rail line, mentioned the challenge was designed to enhance the movement of cargoes and passengers within the nation.
He mentioned the contractors had executed their finest with the challenge and listed the climate situations as one of many challenges being confronted by the contractors.
Amaechi mentioned: “We now have cooperation from the various communities alongside the standard gauge development; the contractors have executed what they may do however the issue is the change in weather.
“They couldn’t work past that interval, apart from that, I feel the contractors have executed properly.
“The development is coming to an finish, they’re making an attempt to beat the goal they gave the ministry of transportation as a result of there may be enormous improvement.
“Is there any facility in Nigeria that’s higher than the one in Ebute-Meta?”
Amaechi mentioned the transition interval between now and January would allow the Federal Authorities to accumulate the Proper of Method for Lagos-Ibadan route.
The minister that it could possibly be tough to embark on perimeters fencing, including that the fence constructed in Warri, Delta State, had been pulled down by hoodlums.