‘Itakpe-Warri rail line project ready for commissioning’


The Minister of Transportation, Mr Rotimi Amaechi has said the Itakpe-Warri rail line project is now complete and ready for commissioning, and that President Muhammadu Buhari will do the honours. (TNG) reports Amaechi made this known on Tuesday after embarking on routine tour/inspection of the Lagos–Ibadan rail project on Monday.

Accompanied at the routine tour/inspection by Oluseyi Abiodun Makind, Oyo State Governor, Amaechi said completion of the Lagos–Ibadan rail project would no longer be feasible in April.

He asked Lagosians and Nigerians at large to exercise patience, assuring that the work would finish in April.

Recall that Amaechi had promised to complete the job before April 2020.

“There is huge improvement compared to the last time we came. We will all agree that there is huge improvement.

“The contractor has assured us that by the 20th of December when we gather for next inspection, the tracks will get here (Omi Adio Station) in Ibadan, Oyo state.

“By then the focus will no longer be on the tracks, but on the completion of the stations, then communications and signaling.


“Once we get communications and signaling complete, we are out of Lagos-Ibadan.

“We have told you we will be out of this place latest April (2020). We are no longer giving ourselves the time, the contractor now give us the time,” Amaechi said.

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