Sunday, June 20, 2021

Buhari inaugurates Lagos-Ibadan railway project

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President Muhammadu Buhari has inaugurated the commercial operations of the Lagos-Ibadan railway project at the Mobolaji Johnson Railway Station, EbuteMetta, Lagos state.

The president stressed that his administration will continue to prioritize the railway system.

He described the project as another milestone in the drive of his administration to revitalise the railway system and establish it as a choice mode of transportation for both passengers and cargo.

The President said the Lagos – Kano railway project when completed will link the Kano – Maradi line at Kano and a rail link from the Nigeria southern ports of Lagos to Maradi in Niger Republic will be achieved.

The President expressed delight that his directive to the Federal Ministry of Transportation and Ministry of Finance on reaching financial agreements with appropriate co-financiers to partner with the Federal Government for the development of the Ibadan – Kano railway was yielding results.

He noted that the Ibadan-Kano project would have a connection to the Tin Can Island port as well as the West-East Coastal rail line from Lagos to Calabar linking Onitsha, Benin, Warri, Yenagoa, Port Harcourt, Aba, and Uyo.

 

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