Transportation

Lagos-Calabar Rail Lines : FG Opts for New Design to Quicken Completion

The federal government says a fresh design is being developed to expedite construction work on the Lagos – Calabar Rail lines.

Minister of Transportation, Mr Rotimi Amaechi announced this in Abeokuta at the launch of Ogun state strategic transport master plan and inauguration of the Gateway Bus Pilot Scheme.

Mr Amaechi who explained that the Lagos-Calabar Railway lines would pass through Ogun state to the south South region of the Country, expressed optimism that the rail projects would promote sustainable investments in the state.

Flagging off the Gateway Bus Pilot Scheme, Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun said the strategic transport master plan was aimed at ensuring seamless intra and inter states movement of the people.

Governor Abiodun gave the assurance that the growing partnership with private investors on the construction of Olokola Sea Port would also provide the necessary boost to the social and economic status of the state.

The Commissioner for transportation in the state, Mr Gbenga Dairo had earlier explained that measures had been put in place by the present administration to ensure sustainable mobility options for residents of the state.

Also, Former President Olusegun Obasanjo and a Former Governor of the state, Chief Olusegun Osoba maintained that the government’s commitment to reviving the transportation sector and giving priority to infrastructural development across the state would bring about the desired growth.

Bolanle Adesida.

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