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FRC commends Lagos-Ibadan rail project

FRC

The Fiscal Responsibility Commission (FRC) says the ongoing Lagos-Ibadan standard gauge rail project has met the agency’s mandate of ensuring value for money and expected to be completed according to standards. Ibrahim Dauda, Director of the Audit Department, FRC, made the assertion during an inspection conducted by the agency’s team on the project in Lagos. Reports show that the FRC’s ...

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Lagos-Ibadan Railway: FG reveals contractor’s challenge

Lagos-Ibadan

There has been a breakdown of some machines belonging to the contractor handling the Lagos-Ibadan rail project, China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation. Nigeria’s Transportation Minister Rotimi Amaechi said this on Monday during an inspection of the project. According to Amaechi, the contractor said the breakdown was due to the pressures from the government for completion of the project earlier than ...

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Ongoing Lagos-Ibadan road, rail project will be completed in 2019 – Buhari

Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday said he has instructed the Southwest governors and the Minister of Works, Power and Housing, Babatunde Fashola and the Transportation minister, Rotimi Amaechi to ensure the completion of the ongoing Lagos-Ibadan expressway and therail projectbefore the end of 2019. The president, who spoke at Mapo Hall in Ibadan, venue of his presidential campaign rally, urged ...

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Cost of construction on Lagos-Ibadan road section increases to N134b

Lagos-Ibadan

The construction cost for section one of the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, Lagos to Sagamu Interchange, has increased to N134bn. This was revealed by the Federal Controller of Works, Lagos, Adedamola Kuti, at the opening of barricaded construction zones at Asese/Mowe sections of the road to motorists on Tuesday. According to Kuti, “The initial contract sum of this project was N70bn but ...

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Amaechi tells Lagos-Ibadan rail contractors to speed up work

Amaechi

Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, says he is displeased with the slow pace of work at the Lagos end of the Lagos-Ibadan rail project. He called on the contractors to speed up work after visiting the project site on Tuesday, October 30, 2018. The minister said, “There is a slow pace of work in the Lagos axis of the project. ...

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FG shifts completion date for Lagos-Ibadan expressway project

Lagos-Ibadan expressway

The Federal Government will no longer meet its December 2018 date for the completion of the Lagos-Ibadan expressway project. This was disclosed by the Federal Controller of Works in Lagos, Adedamola Kuti. The Federal Government had earlier promised to deliver the project by the end of 2018. The Minister of Information, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, was one of the government officials ...

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FG give contractors deadline for Lagos-Ibadan rail project

FG give contractors deadline for Lagos-Ibadan rail

The Federal Government had in the past given the Chinese Civil Engineering Construction Company (CCECC), the contractors of the Lagos-Ibadan Rail Project a deadline of December 2018. Recent conversations have however shown that the company sees the deadline as an impossible one to meet. The contractors are said to be looking into some of challenges that inevitably make it impossible to ...

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Lagos-Ibadan’s N458b speed rail project takes off

rail project

“A major step to giving Nigerians a modernised railway was taken yesterday when Acting President Yemi Osinbajo inaugurated the construction of the Segment II of the Lagos-Ibadan Rail Project at the Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC) Compound in Ebute Metta, Lagos.”- The Nation reports It will be extended to the Lagos Ports Complex in Apapa to facilitate movement of goods. Prof. Osinbajo ...

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