Construction of Lagos-Ibadan Rail Project to commence in August

08 August 2018

The Federal Government of Nigeria has assured that work on the Apapa corridor of the Lagos-Ibadan Rail project will commence this August. Lagos State Governor Akinwunmi Ambode expressed optimism that the development would enhance movement of cargos from Lagos to other parts of the country.

The Government also approved US $203.6m for the reconstruction of the road from Apapa to the Toll Gate on Lagos-Ibadan Expressway. Governor, Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi said contractors would move to site to continue the Lagos-Ibadan Rail Project from Apapa as part of efforts to solve solution to the perennial traffic gridlock in the axis.

“I like the fact that the Lagos State Government is also contributing to these efforts. So we want to ensure that there is a win-win situation and the Lagos Governor has been very supportive from the beginning and we have decided that CCECC should commence construction because we are insisting that by December, we should complete the Lagos-Ibadan Railway.” Ameachi added.

The Federal Government has also awarded the contract for the road between Apapa and Tin Can to enable us to move cargos in addition to rail. In his remarks, “We want to use this platform to thank the President and the Federal Executive Council for approving the reconstruction of the Tin Can-Apapa-Oshodi Expressway up to the Toll Gate which was done on Wednesday. This is in continuation of our efforts at finding a permanent solution to gridlock in the Apapa axis,” said Governor Ambode.

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