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Osinbajo To Flag Off Lagos To Abeokuta Standard Gauge

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Fresh facts have emerged that Vice President Yemi Osinbajo will, on Wednesday, next week, flag off passenger train service from Iju in Lagos State to Abeokuta in Ogun State on the new standard gauge train service pending completion of the Abeokuta to Ibadan axis of the project in June this year.

Minister of Transport, Rt Hon Rotimi Amaechi, made this known, yesterday, at Abeokuta after a test run on the Iju to Abeokuta axis of the standard gauge railway line.

According to him, work on the Iju to Iddo axis would continue immediately after the flag off on Wednesday next week adding that after the flag off, passengers will enjoy free train ride from Iju to Abeokuta for two months.

Amaechi was quite optimistic that work on the Abeokuta to Ibadan axis would be completed by June this year adding that civil work has already been completed and awaiting the laying of tracks.

The minister pointed out that the federal government took a loan of $1.6billion from Exim Bank of China to execute the Lagos to Ibadan Standard gauge railway project.

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