After the formal declaration by the vice President Yemi Osinbajo, work has finally commence on the construction of the Lagos Ibadan Railway project. Demolition of structures on the right of way along the route has commence. Structures at Mushin, Agege, Iju & Agbado are being pulled down.
The rail line which will cover a distance of 156.65 kilometres was awarded to the CCECC at the of $1.5 billion after Buhari visited China June 2016. Of the project cost, VP Osinbajo disclosed that the federal government had paid its counterpart funding of N72 billion, which he said, was a condition for the loan facilities it obtained from the Exim Bank of China for the project.
The Lagos-Ibadan rail project “involves the construction of ancillary facilities.” So, the minister cited the construction of eight railway stations along the corridor at Apapa, Ebute-Metta, with intermediate stations at Agege, Kajola, Papalanto, Abeokuta, Omi-Adio, a passing station at Olodo while the Ibadan Station will be an intermediate station with technical operation. See photos from the demolition exercise.