Rotimi Amaechi, Nigeria’s Minister of Transportation, has said that completing the Lagos-Ibadan standard gauge rail won’t be possible in April.
In November 2019, the Minister after an inspection told journalists, that the Ministry will be out of this place latest April 2020. “We are no longer giving ourselves the time, the contractor now give us the time.
However, taking another position on Monday 20th January, 2020 in a post on Twitter, Amaechi said, “Today (Monday 20th January), the Oyo State governor is accompanying us on the monthly inspection of work on the Lagos-Ibadan rail line. We are going the whole nine yards.
“From the mega station in Ebute Metta to Apapa and all the way to Ibadan. A large chunk of this rail line is in Oyo State.
Looking at the state of work in Apapa Lagos, completing the project in April won’t be possibe, especially the extension of the rail line to the seaport.
We’ll however work and redouble our efforts to complete the project and meet the set targets.