Nigeria's Transportation Minister Ameachi Makes U-turn, Says Completing Lagos-Ibadan Rail In April No Longer Feasible

Rotimi Amaechi, Nigeria’s minister of transportation, has said completing the Lagos-Ibadan standard gauge rail will now be in April. In November, Ameachi after an inspection told journalists, “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.” Making a u-turn on Twitter on Monday, the former governor of Rivers state said, “Today (Monday), Oyo State Governor is accompanying us on the monthly inspection of work on the Lagos-Ibadan rail line. We are going the whole nine yards,” he tweeted.

“From the mega station in Ebute Metta to Apapa and all the way to Ibadan. A large chunk of this rail line is in Oyo State. “Looking at the state of work in Apapa, completing the project in April doesn’t seem feasible, especially the extension of the rail line to the seaport.

“We’ll however work and redouble our efforts to complete the project and meet set targets.”

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