Ahead of Nigeria’s Democracy Day celebrations, President Muhammadu Buhari is scheduled to inaugurate the Lagos-Ibadan Standard Gauge project on June 10.
The Minister of Information and Culture Lai Mohammed disclosed this during a joint inspection of the project with the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi.
Mohammed while speaking with newsmen at the Wole Soyinka Station in Abeokuta, Ogun State capital noted that the inspection aimed to ensure everything is set ahead of the inauguration.
“Tentatively, the Lagos-Ibadan standard gauge would be commissioned on June 10…, … right from Apapa to Agege, Papalanto to this place; you have seen us go down to engage the contractor to ensure that everything is in order because this is one of the flagships of this administration – one of the landmark achievements of this administration,” Lai Mohammed said.
He added that although this is the first dual standard gauge, the passion with which the minister supervises the project is admirable.
The minister restated the administration’s commitment towards the improvement of lives of the people through the railway modernisation projects across the country intended to cut travel times and make travelling more accessible.