The Minister of Transportation Rotimi Amaechi a lead the group of selected passengers to test run the first standard guage rail line between Lagos, Nigeria’s business headquarters, and Ibadan in the heart of the Southwest.
The journey takes them 50 minutes from Lagos – Ibadan in a speed of 150km per hour speed.
The project which started in 2017 is to be completed in 2nd quarter of 2019.
Amaechi said: “While praising the Chinese for their engineering prowess which has turned a rain forest into an emerging city, our engineers must see this as a challenge and save Nigeria from the clutches of foreign domination in the area of construction.
“This project is nearing completion. Right now, work has advanced and we are six kilometres away from Abeokuta. The contractors have assured me that we would be able to ride from Iju in Lagos, to Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital by the first week of January, 2019. The idea is to bring the vice president and some ministers to join in the ride.”
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