New Lagos-Ibadan rail project for completion in 2018 – Osinbajo

Acting President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, on Tuesday said the Federal Government would deliver a fast and efficient rail service between Lagos and Ibadan by December 2018. Osinbajo, who spoke at the Nigerian Railway Corporation compound in Ebute-Meta, Lagos, during the ground-breaking ceremony, said the project was the segment II of the standard gauge Lagos-Kano rail with extension to the Lagos Port Complex, Apapa. He said the ceremony marked the commencement of the government’s plan to improve transport links with Lagos, the nation’s economic nerve centre, to other state capitals across the country. He recalled that President Muhammadu Buhari, during his visit to China in January 2016, had reopened negotiations with the Chinese government for the new Lagos-Kano rail project.

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