Lagos-Ibadan rail can run on electric in future


Nigeria Railway Corporation

The ongoing Lagos-Ibadan standard gauge rail project can be converted to electric train in future, the Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC), has assured Nigerians.

Mr Jerry Oche, the Railway District Manager of the Nigerian Railway Corporation, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday in Lagos that the Federal Government was serious on delivering the project on time as “work is going on as we speak’’.

He said that the project was not just about the standard gauge only.

According to him, the government has taken into cognisance, the possibility for this project to be converted into an electrically driven train in the future.

“I’m sure most Nigerians are aware of the Lagos-Ibadan Standard gauge railway project.

“This is one of the projects that government of the day has taken very seriously.

“As a matter of fact, it’s a project funded by China and Nigeria Government.

“Nigeria, as of today, has paid 100 per cent counterpart…

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