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FW: Where is the Lagos - Ibadan Railway Project?

Aisha-Nana Salaudeen

Aisha-Nana Salaudeen

Aisha is trying to figure out how to tell as many impact stories as possible in different forms.

This article is part of our #FirstWord series to provide context on trending news.


The Federal Government recently reassured Nigerians that 156.65 kilometres, Lagos - Ibadan speed rail project will be completed by December 2018. Lai Mohammed, Minister of Information and Culture, on 3rd May 2018 made this clear during a meeting with the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, contractors from CCECC (China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation) and other stakeholders.

“On today’s meeting, what we have achieved is that the December date for the Lagos - Ibadan standard gauge is non - negotiable. I am happy to say that both contractors and consultants have promised their commitments to meet the deadline. The challenges raised are surmountable and these are what we reviewed in the meeting” - Lai Mohammed.


A year ago

Yemi Osinbajo (then Acting President), on March 7, 2017, inaugurated the construction of Segment II of the Lagos - Ibadan Rail Project at the Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC) compound in Lagos state. This was in line with the Ministry of Transportation’s train route project to connect state capitals.

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