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PRESIDENT TINUBU INAUGURATES LAGOS RED RAIL LINE                                                                                          29-02-24

By Sadiq Aminu                                                          President Bola Tinubu has inaugurated the first phase of the twenty-seven kilometers Red Line Rail running from Agbado in Ogun State to Oyingbo in Lagos Mainland Local Government.

At the ceremony at the Ikeja Train Station, President Tinubu, said the project showed the validation of dreams and what could happen with the right people in leadership positions.

Earlier, Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu said the first phase of the red rail, which is twenty-seven kilometers would transport over two hundred and fifty thousand passengers daily, saving time and creating opportunities for the people.

Governor Sanwo-Olu commended the visionary leadership of President Tinubu for creating the transportation master plan which successive governors had followed and former President Goodluck Jonathan for approving the rail track sharing agreement that enabled the commencement of the project.

The Minister of Transportation, Sa’id Alkali said the project was borne out of the dedication of the Ministry with the state government in driving development.

He said the federal government was ready to liaise with other state governments to develop their metro line for ease of transportation and economic development.

Dignitaries at the ceremony included Governors of Ogun, Ekiti, Kwara, Borno, Imo, and Kogi States States the deputy governor of Nasarawa State, members of the National Assembly from Lagos State, state legislators, captains of industry and members of the diplomatic corps.

The high point of the event was the signing of the agreement between LAMATA and the Chinese construction company for the ten-kilometre long second phase of the Red Line from Oyingbo to Marina where it would connect with the Blue Line.

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