Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, on Monday said it is not certain that the Lagos-Ibadan rail project would be ready in April as earlier planned.
The minister disclosed this after inspecting the ongoing Lagos-Ibadan rail line project.
Amaechi, who was accompanied by Oyo State governor, Engr. Seyi Makinde , while giving updates on the inspection via his Twitter handle, @ChibuikeAmaechi ,however, assured Nigerians that efforts would be intensified to ensure the completion of the project within the stipulated time.
“Today (Monday), Oyo State Governor is accompanying us on the monthly inspection of work on the Lagos-Ibadan rail line. We are going the whole nine yards.
“From the mega station in Ebute Metta to Apapa and all the way to Ibadan. A large chunk of this rail line is in Oyo State.
“Looking at the state of work in Apapa, completing the project in April doesn’t seem feasible, especially the extension of the rail line to the seaport.
“We’ll, however, continue to work and redouble our efforts to complete the project and meet set targets,” he said.