Free train ride from Lagos to Ibadan has officially been unveiled by Minister of Transportation Rotimi Amaechi.
The minister made the disclosure on Saturday, November 30, 2019 on his Twitter page, saying the take-off point will be from Iju, and that the rides will run until March, 2020.
Mr Amaechi urged Nigerians to take advantage of the free rides during the festive season.
He said, “Our free rides on the Lagos-Ibadan standard gauge rail line will begin today and run through March, 2020.”
Take-off point is Iju.
— Chibuike.R. Amaechi (@ChibuikeAmaechi) November 29, 2019
During the inspection of the project earlier, Amaechi said it was the wish of the government to begin free rides in Lagos-Ibadan standard gauge rail-line.
He inspected the project in the company of Gbémi Saraki, minister of state for transportation.
Amaechi said he had to put pressure on the contractor to ensure that the minor stations were completed in due course.
“We know that by January next year, they are going to finish both the minor and major stations so that we can move on,” Amaechi had said.
“They need to increase their speed. They reduced their speed within the period the government dissolved the last cabinet.
“Now that we are back, my colleague, the minister of state, and I had resolved to push back the pressure to ensure early completion.
“Our ambition is that by November, we should begin trial if train services between Lagos and Ibadan for free.”
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