Minister Of Transportation Says Lagos-Ibadan Rail Project On Hold Due To Coronavirus Outbreak

Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi coming out of a train
Minister of TransportationRotimi Amaechi coming out of a train

Nigeria’s Minister of TransportationRotimi Amaechi has said the Lagos-Ibadan rail project has been put hold due to the outbreak of coronavirus disease.

The minister who disclosed this during a television interview in Abuja, stated that the employees of the company handling the project, China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation (CCECC), were still in China on the orders of the government of the Asian nation.

He said;

If not for coronavirus we would have finished the Lagos-Ibadan rail, although the project is nearly completed. The CCECC workers are still in China.”

The railway project is one of the major infrastructural projects embarked upon by the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari.

The Federal Government had announced on several occasions that the rail project would be officially opened for commercial activities in April.

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