Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi has embarked on final supervision of the 157kilometres Lagos-Ibadan expressway yesterday.


The Minister who began the inspection of terminals and substations in preparation of the auspicious commissioning at the Ebute-metta station tomorrow was seen carefully making observations and recommendations to the team of engineers.

The project which cost $1.5 billion is  under the $US 8.3bn contract awarded in 2006 to China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation, CCECC but was not implemented until the Buhari-led administration a contract for a double-track standard gauge 10 sub-stations to be built between Lagos and Ibadan.

Our reporter observed before the take off, activities were on top gear, moving tents,  mounting of colorful flags, banners, executive chairs being put in place for the event.


While on inspection at Wole Soyinka Abeokuta Station, Ogun State Governor  Dapo Abiodun   Joined the minister to inspect the station where entrance signs and symbols are clearly marked to enable commuters to maneuver around the premises.

In preparation the minister alongside officials of the Ministry, Permanent Secretary of the Ministry, Dr. Magdalene Ajani, Managing Director of the Nigerian Railway Corporation, Fidet Okhiria,.


The inspection began at Ebute-meta main complex where work was completed before proceeding to inspect  Bola Ahmed Tinubu Apapa station,Mobolaji Johnson Rtd. Ebute Metta Station, Mr Babatunde Raji Fashola Agege Station, Alhaji Lateef Jakande Agbado station and Prof.Yemi Osinbajo Kajola station.

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