Nigerian Railway Corporation, NRC, says it is set to commence operations tomorrow, three months after the suspension of Lagos to Kano and Lagos mass transit train service.
Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, who stated this in Lagos, after the inspection of the Lagos to Ibadan standard gauge railway, noted that with completion of work on the narrow gauge railway line, some bulky goods would be evacuated from the port by rail.
The Minister also advised China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation (CCECC) to focus attention on linking the Apapa port by rail, adding that the work on linking the Apapa port by rail should be completed by April this year as promised by the contractor.
Amaechi, who expressed dissatisfaction with the level of work so far carried out by the contractor, convened a meeting with the Nigeria Ports Authority in order to finalize discussions on the challenges facing CCECC in the Ebute-Metta Junction (EBJ) to Apapa axis.
Also Speaking, the Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde, stated that the construction of the Lagos to Ibadan standard gauge railway has a lot of economic benefit for Oyo state as people could live in Ibadan and work in Lagos.