The Lagos-Ibadan Railway completion date has been shifted for more than 5 times. In Feb. 2019 for example, the minister of transportation, Mr Rotimi Amaechi promised that the rail will be ready before May 2019, now we are told it has been shifted to 2020.
Mr Amaechi while speaking with newsmen in August said that the slow down of work was too visible at the Lagos end of the project, saying it was due to lack of approval of extra works that were needed to be done.
“They (contractors) cannot commence work until they get those approvals. We will go to the cabinet quickly and get those approvals so that they can continue with their construction,” he said.
He also cited delays in payment as another reason for the slow down, saying that the contractors were waiting for a minister to approve their payments.
“Our appeal is that they should please hurry up and get into the seaports so that we can evacuate the goods at the seaports, we should at least be able to reduce what people refer to as Apapa gridlock.”
The minister denied giving December as the deadline to deliver the project, saying that he only wished that the project would be completed by December this year.
Base on photos we have, the photos show how work is going on right from track laying to drainage construction to the flooring, bridge moulding, adjustment of the lines among others. We leave you to have an overview of the Ibadan Axis as requested by our readers.