Lagos To Ibadan Railway | Buhari Commences N458b Work

Nigeria federal government has announced it will commence the construction of a standard gauge rail line from Lagos to Ibadan next month.

Fidet Okheria, the managing director, Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC) who made this disclosure over the weekend said: “The Chinese government promises that by the end of the month to release its counterpart funds. And the project should, therefore, start in the next one month.”
The project, which has been awarded to the China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation, is being jointly funded by the Nigerian and Chinese governments, and will gulp about $1.5bn (N458bn).

According to him, the new Lagos-Ibadan rail, spanning 156.65 kilometres, is a double line, which is the first phase of a new Lagos-Kano standard gauge line.

The new line, when completed in 18 months, would coexist with the old narrow gauge rail line, 


Good a thing Nigerian is actually waking up to the call for a functional railway system. But i should say, we ought to make something 21st century, where bullet train in trending.
You hear of hyperloop that will become the fastest means of transportation. So if Nigeria is going to build a train station of the 90's then that is not the way forward.
I recommend buhari to work with youths who know what is needed and not old men who still have that old method of doing things.And Not just getting a Chinese company to do the work, ensure they do not carry out a sub-standard work. You know this Chinese can be crafty.


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