The Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi has said the ongoing construction work on the Lagos-Ibadan rail project has been put on hold due to Coronavirus outbreak,
Amaechi, disclosed this during a live television programme on African Independent Television in Abuja.
The minister said the employees of the China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation(CCECC), the contractor handling the project, were still in China on the orders of the Chinese government.
He said: “If not for Coronavirus, we would have finished the Lagos-Ibadan rail, although the project is nearly completed. The CCECC workers are still in China.”
The Federal Government had announced in 2019 that the rail project would be officially opened for commercial activities in April.