Acting President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, on Tuesday performed the ground breaking ceremony of the Segment II Lagos-Ibadan Rail Project with Extension to Lagos Port Complex, Apapa, held at the Nigerian Railway Corporation compound, Ebute-metta.
Mr Osinbajo said the Federal Government was committed to delivering a fast and efficient rail service system between Lagos and Ibadan within a projected time frame of December 2018.
He recalled that President Muhammadu Buhari, during his visit to China in January 2016, reopened negotiation on the Chinese support for the project under the Lagos-Kano modernization project.
He said the ground-breaking ceremony marked the commencement of the government’s plan to move speedily to improve transport links with Lagos, the national economic nerve centre and major port to other state capital across the country.
Dignitaries present at the ceremony included, Minister of Health, Mines and Steel Dr Kayode Fayemi, Minister of Finance Kemi Adeoshun; Chief Host/Minister of Transportaion Rt Hon Rotimi Amaechi; Minister of Communication Barrister Shittu Adebayo; Governor of Oyo state Senator Abiola Ajimobi; Governor of Lagos state Akinwunmi Ambode; Governor of Ogun state Senator Ibikunle Amosun; Oba of Lagos Rilwan Akiolu, Senator Soji Akanbi, Senator Sola Adeyeye (Chief Whip); Senator Gbenga Ashafa (Chairman Committee Senate Land Transportation); NPA MD/CEO Hadejia Bala; China Consular and Representatives; Muslim and Christians Clerics; Diplomates, House of Representative Members; Senators, Elder Statesmen; Chairman-Nigerian Railway Corporation ( NRC ) & MD NRC; Cardinal James Odunbamku aka Babab Eto many others.
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