After Tribune report, FG begins container movement on Lagos


The Federal Government on Tuesday began the movement of import units of containers from the Apapa Port in Lagos to Moniya in Ibadan, Oyo State, via the $1.5 billion standard gauge rail.

Recall that the Nigerian Tribune recently reported that the standard gauge rail, which has since been completed and connected to the Lagos Port one year ago, has been lying idle.

Inaugurating the first trip on Tuesday, the Honourable Minister of Transportation, Saidu Alkali, said that the container freight movement will be done on one of the three standard gauge lines for now while efforts are on to remove the Customs scanner building impeding the other two lines.

According to the Honourable Minister…

Source: Nigerian Tribune