• June 19, 2021

Buhari Inaugurates Lagos-Ibadan Railway, Promises To Continue Prioritising Railway System


=== (AGENDAWATCHDOG) === President Muhammadu Buhari, on Thursday, launched the commercial operations of the completed Lagos-Ibadan railway at the Mobolaji Johnson Railway Station, Ebute Metta, Lagos.

At the event, the president promised that his administration will continue to prioritize the railway system,describing the Lagos-Ibadan railway project as another expression of his administration’s drive to revitalise the railway system and establish it as a choice mode of transportation for both passengers and freight.

Buhari inaugurates Lagos-Ibadan rail project, takes ride

Femi Adesina, the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, disclosed this via a statement signed on Thursday.

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An excerpt of the statement read, “The President pledged that his administration would continue to prioritise the railway system as a transportation backbone that can transform industrial and economic activity in the country”.

Buhari inaugurates Lagos-Ibadan rail project, takes ride

Following the inauguration of the project, President Buhari took a ride from Ebute Metta Station to Energy Nature Light (ENL), Terminal, Apapa Port, Lagos, alongside the Speaker House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State, Governors of Ekiti, Oyo, Ogun and the Deputy Governor of Ondo, the Minister of Transportation, the Minister of State Transportation, Sen. Gbemisola Saraki, other Ministers as well as some government officials.

PROJECTED IMPACT: The Lagos-Ibadan railway will establish an end-to-end logistic supply chain in railway transport within its short corridor, as goods to the hinterland would now be transported by rail directly from the Apapa port Quayside straight to the Inland Container Depot located in Ibadan from where it can be distributed to other parts of the country.

Buhari Inaugurates Lagos-Ibadan Railway Project at Mobolaji Johnson Station  - The NEWS

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