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We’re on the #LagosIbadanRail Train, about to set off from Iju, to Abeokuta. Alake of Egbaland, Governor of Ogun, Minister of Transport, Senators, etc on board. #PMBMeansBusiness
Train is now on the move. #LagosIbadanRail
On the move. #LagosIbadanRail
Interview with @Govsia on the #LagosIbadanRail Train.
Alake of Egbaland, HRM Oba Adedotun Aremu Gbadebo III on the #LagosIbadanRail Train. We’re headed to his domain, in Abeokuta.
I’ve now been on all 4 Rail Projects: #AbujaMetro | #ItakpeWarriRail (I’ve ridden the 327km track twice) | #AbujaKadunaRail | and #LagosIbadanRail

All 4 have been or will be completed by @MBuhari. None completed in the 16 years between 1999 and 2015. #16vs4
MD, Nigerian Railway Corporation, Mr Fidet Okhiria, speaks on the #LagosIbadanRail Project. Free test-rides (‘Non-commercial operations’) starting next week, between Iju and Abeokuta. #PMBMeansBusiness #Infrastructure #RailUPng
Free Train rides on #LagosIbadanRail — from Iju to Abeokuta — starting tomorrow. 2 return trips a day. Will last for about a month. #RailUPng
We’ve passed the huge engineering Yard in Papalanto, Ogun State. You can see piles of rail sleepers in the video. #LagosIbadanRail #infrastructure
VIDEO: I interviewed an excited Governor Ibikunle Amosun of Ogun State @Govsia, on the #LagosIbadanRail Project. Three Stations — Kajola, Papalanto, and Abeokuta — are in Ogun State. #RailUPng
We’re now in Abeokuta. I asked one of the Engineers how fast we were traveling, was told about 60km per hour on this trip. The trains can run at a maximum of 150km per hour. #LagosIbadanRail #infrastructure
“This is not a commissioning ceremony,” Amaechi says. It’s test-running & flag-off of free rides for a period of time.

Amaechi adds: “This speech is not free o. You will pay for it. If you want us to take this train to Ibadan & then Kano, then we need your votes. Vote for APC!”
Wole Soyinka is here. Turns out his famous Abeokuta house is not far from where we are; where the Abeokuta Mega Station will be. “These used to be my hunting grounds,” he said. “I’m here to see what my old hunting grounds were appropriated for.” #LagosIbadanRail
“Sai Soyinka !!!” 😀😀😀 #LagosIbadanRail
We’re on a bridge here, crossing a valley. I can only imagine the transformation that’s coming to these landscapes. New towns, farms, Universities, etc etc #LagosIbadanRail #PMBMeansBusiness #PMB4Plus4
#LagosIbadanRail #RailUPng

Alake of Egbaland, Governor of Ogun State, Minister of Transportation
The #LagosIbadanRail will include 5km of Rail Lines within the Apapa Port Complex, & an 8km Rail Line connecting the Apapa Port to the Ebute Metta Mega Station.

At the site of the Ibadan Station (Moniya), there will be an Inland Container Depot to process containers from Apapa.

In 2006, the OBJ/Atiku Govt carried out a very elaborate groundbreaking ceremony for this Lagos-Kano Rail, at Kajola, Ogun State. It was all ‘for show’ - for the next decade NOTHING was done — until VP @ProfOsinbajo flagged off construction March 2017. Here we are today:
We’re back on the #LagosIbadanRail Train, headed from Abeokuta to Iju, Lagos.
Landscapes as seen from the Train: #LagosIbadanRail
VIDEO: Sprawling CCECC Rail Construction Yard & HQ in Papalanto, Ogun State. #LagosIbadanRail
This is when we rolled into Abeokuta. That Tunnel we just emerged from is believed to be the first-ever Train Tunnel in da whole of Naijeriya. Abeokuta people are really feeling it. They would like you to remember the city is Nigeria’s ‘Cradle of Civilization’. #LagosIbadanRail
@HMKemiAdeosun played a very significant role in what we’re seeing today.” — @Govsia speaking about #LagosIbadanRail. #PMB4Plus4
INTERVIEW with Minister of Transport @ChibuikeAmaechi #LagosIbadanRail

One highlight is him saying he’s asking @Official_NRC to consider starting freight/cargo services between Iju & Abeokuta, immediately. #RailUPng
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