The minister of transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, has received Joe Ghartey, his Ghanaian counterpart in charge of railways development, who is on a visit to Nigeria to inspect the federal government's construction works.
Amaechi, the former Rivers state governor, is expected to take Legit.ng correspondent alongside other journalists across the railway construction sites in Lagos to show the level of progress made by the transport ministry.
And Ghartey, who arrived Nigeria on Friday, March 29, will also participate in this inspection as his ministry in Ghana is also reportedly carrying out construction works similar to what is obtainable in Nigeria.
One of the minister’s close associates told our correspondent: “the Ghanaian minister is here to check out what we’ve done so far, and compare it with theirs.
“Not only is he coming to compare it with theirs, but to see if there are a few things they can add to their construction works which they recently embarked on.”
As at the time of filing this report, the Ghanaian minister alongside Nigerian host were on their way to the Nigeria Railway Corporation complex in Ebute-Metta area of Lagos, where the inspection exercise will kick off.
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According to the itinerary of the minister made available to Legit.ng, the inspection train shall move from Ebute-Metta to Iju, and make stops at Agbado Station, Papalanto, Abeokuta before heading to Ibadan.
Legit.ng earlier reported that the governor of Ogun state, Ibikunle Amosun, tested the newly constructed Standard Guage rail line from Lagos to Abeokuta today, Friday, February 8.
The governor was accompanied by the minister of transportation, Rt. Hon. Rotimi Amaechi, Nobel Laureate, Alake of Egbaland, Oba Adedotun Aremu Gbadebo, and other dignitaries on the historical journey.
The train ride started from Iju, Lagos state on Friday, February 8 and arrived in Abeokuta within an hour.
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