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FG explains challenges with Lagos-Ibadan rail construction


The federal government Thursday explained the different challenges that slowed down the pace of the Lagos-Ibadan rail construction awarded at a whopping sum of $1.5 billion, saying a lot of gas and water installations in Lagos axis constituted a major challenge. Despite the challenges, the federal government equally directed the contractor handling it, China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation (CCECC) to ...

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Ibadan-railway line – Ameachi discloses reason for delay

Ibadan-railway line - Ameachi discloses reason for delay

Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, has explained why the Lagos-Ibadan-railway project has not been completed. He revealed that the relocation of the oil and gas, water and sewage pipes on the road was responsible for the delay. Amaechi disclosed this in Ibadan, at the monthly meeting of the Lagos-Ibadan-Railway line Project Steering Committee. He said the Federal Government was carefully ...

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Federal Government abandons plan to demolish 1,400 buildings in Abeokuta

Federal Government abandons plan to demolish 1,400 buildings

The Federal Government may have dumped the plan to demolish about 1,400 buildings in Abeokuta for the $1.5bn Lagos-Ibadan rail project, due to what it described as huge compensation cost. Speaking to newsmen on Monday in Ibadan after meeting with officials of the China Civil Engineering Construction Company (CCECC), the Hon. Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi said the compensation cost ...

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NRC says they will deliver Lagos-Ibadan standard gauge rail in 2018

Lagos-Ibadan standard gauge rail

“Despite issues of right of way and others impediments slowing down work on the ongoing construction of a new Lagos-Ibadan standard gauge rail, the Nigerian Railway Corporation has said there is no going back on the December 2018 delivery date.”- Punch The Chairman of the corporation, Usman Abubakar, gave the indication on Tuesday in Lagos after a meeting of the ...

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