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The Minister of Transportaion, Rotimi Amaechi has said that the Federal Government is committed to providing standard gauge rail services to Lagosians by the fourth quarter of 2018.

The minister who was speaking after assessing the project at Ijoko, in Ado Odo/Ota Local Government area of Ogun State.

The Minister said “We have said 2018 and that is a presidential directive. By December 2018, we want to see locomotives running from Lagos to Ibadan. We are committed to achieving this and the fund obtained from China Exim Bank is already on ground to ensure that nothing obstructs this timeline.”

Amaechi said the major constraints to the project are the height of two pedestrian bridges in Lagos (at Oshodi and Ikeja), and an ongoing flyover bridge at Ijoko.

Another problem sighted was the multiplicity of level crossing on the rail’s right of way.

The Minister said the project could not continue until those impediments are sorted out.

Mr Amaechi was joined at the inspection by the Governor of Ogun state, Ibikunle Amosun who reaffirmed his state’s commitment to working with the government to resolve all the challenges.

Amaechi and Amosun agreed that the engineers from the contractor and the Ministry of Work and the Ministry of Transportation should meet on the best way to resolve the challenges.

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