- Commendations have been pouring in following the inauguration of the Lagos-Ibadan rail project
- One of those who expressed joy on the project was the Alake of Egbaland, Oba Adedotun Aremu Gbadebo
- Vice President Yemi Osinbajo is billed to inaugurate the Lagos-Ibadan rail
The paramount ruler of Egba, Alake of Egbaland, Oba Adedotun Aremu Gbadebo, on Friday, February 8, lauded the federal government over the completion and inauguration of the first phase of the Lagos- Ibadan rail project.
In a report available in Daily Trust, the paramount ruler was quoted praising the federal government over what he described as history repeating itself in Egbaland.
Legit.ng gathers that Oba Gbadebo arrived the venue of the inauguration in Iju Lagos in company of his top chiefs.
It was gathered that there he subjected the President Buhari-led government to flurry of encomium, adding that since 1900 when the 3,500km narrow gauge line from Lagos to Kano was inaugurated, nothing had been added to the line.
According to the monarch, the inauguration of the 156-kilometer Lagos-Ibadan standard gauge, covering about 85 kilometers, would shoot the town into the heart of history again.
He said the 116 year-old inaugurated narrow gauge would make the transportation of passengers and goods easy and comfortable.
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo is billed to inaugurate the Lagos-Ibadan rail project.
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that Osinbajo, would test run the ongoing construction of Lagos - Ibadan standard gauge railway on Wednesday, February 6. This was disclosed by minister of transportation, Rotimi Amaechi.
Speaking during an inspection ride on the standard gauge train from Agbado to Abeokuta on Friday, February 1, Amaechi said that the public would thereafter enjoy two-month free ride on the route from February 7.
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