The Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC) has disclosed that commercial activities will begin on the Lagos-Ibadan Railway December 7, 2020.
The Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, made this disclosure when he visited the location , within the company of the director of NRC, Fidet Okhiria, for his monthly inspection of the continued work.
At the Agege substation, Amaechi expressed dissatisfaction at what he described because the slow pace of labor , and appealed to the contractor, the China engineering Construction Company (CCECC) to interact more hands to hurry up the pace of labor.
He also informed the on-site personnel of the contractor that he would return December 19 to determine the progress of the project.
The Minister also debunked media reports that the govt is requesting a further $650million loan for the completion of the project.
OYOINSIGHTS recalls that the federal had recently come under criticism for requesting a further loan despite the claim that the work was at 90 per cent completion level.
Amaechi during the inspection, however, clarified that the govt never requested a further loan for the project, saying the $650million loan that has long been approved was for the Lagos-Ibadan and Itakpe-Warri lines.
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