PRESIDENT BUHARI INAUGURATES LAGOS IBADAN RAILWAY AT EBUTE METTA
Uploaded by Michael George on June 10, 2021
President Muhammadu Buhari has inaugurated the one hundred and fifty seven kilometres Lagos-Ibadan railway project at the Mobolaji Johnson Railway Station, Ebute Metta area of Lagos state for commercial operations.
President Buhari described the feat ‘‘as another milestone in his Administration drive to revitalize the railway system and establish it as a choice mode of transportation for both passengers and freight.
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.
On the benefits of the Lagos-Ibadan corridor as well as other on-going railway projects across the country, President Buhari maintained that the development would fast track logistic supply chain in railway transport within Lagos – Ibadan.
President Buhari pointed out that 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.
The Nation’s leader who expressed commitment to the ongoing massive infrastructural development across the country, Commended the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, for his drive and tenacity in achieving the milestone in the transportation sector.
Contributing Mr Amaechi acknowledged all the contributions of all stakeholders in ensuring the success of the project, noting that more of such projects will be completed nationwide.
Our correspondent reports that after the inauguration, President Buhari took a ride from Ebute Metta Station to Energy Nature Light, Terminal, Apapa Port, Lagos along with some top government officials.