Former federal lawmaker, Sen Soji Akanbi, has congratulated President Muhammadu Buhari on the successful completion and commissioning of the train wagon assembly plant in Kajola, Ogun State.
In a statement made available to newsmen, Akanbi, who went down memory lane on the project, also congratulated the Minister of Transportatation, Mu’azo Jaji Sambo, for the successful commissioning of the project.
“It is my great joy to join the Minister of Transportation, Mu’azo Jaji Sambo, who represented President Muhammed Buhari to witness the completion ànd commissioning of this great Train Wagon Assembly Plant, which foundation was laid in 2019.
“For posterity sake, it will be incomplete not to reveal the scenerio leading to the localisation of the project in Kajola. The project was meant for any good location in the Lagos-Ogun-Ibadan new railway corridor. Oyo State lost out unfortunately for undisclosed reasons.
“With privy information that the project was to be moved to NW zone along the Kaduna-Abuja-Kano railway corridor and for the opportunity not to elude SW zone, we engaged Ogun State APC governor, who promptly made available the land required and other necessary amenities.
“The project is a Corporate Social Responsibility from CCECC, a well grounded building and civil engineering company in Nigeria. It is a modern landmark as it is first of it’s kind in West Africa.
“The project optimally shall give about 5,000 direct and indirect jobs hiring local, indigenous technicians and masons.It shall improve the technological capacity of the country. It has the production capacity of making 500 modern railway wagon per year,” Akanbi said.
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