On Wednesday, the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, conducted a train inspection tour of the Lagos-Ibadan standard gauge rail line.
With the Minister and top management staff of the Nigerian Railway Corporation on board, the train left Iddo station before midday.
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While on tour, the Minister revealed that the contractors working on the 156km modern rail project failed to meet the deadline for inspection.
The Minister had in August set a December deadline for the completion of the three mega stations at Ebute Metta, Kajola and Omi-Adio in Lagos, Ogun and Oyo states and a September deadline for seven minor stations.
The Minister expressed that he wants the Lagos-Ibadan rail to be completed at the scheduled time, saying he wants to “move out of Lagos.”