During his last inspection tour of the project on the 10th of May, 2019 which was two weeks to the beginning of a new democratic dispensation, Rotimi Amaechi the Minister of Transportation announced that the track laying on Lagos Ibadan rail line would be completed by the end of May ahead of its scheduled three years completion date.
The 157km Lagos Ibadan rail project was awarded in 2017 to the Chinese Civil Engineering Construction Company, CCECC to the tune of $1.6billion with a three years completion agreement.
Speaking shortly after the inspection of the project in Ibadan, in May, Amaechi said the laying of the rail tracks had already gotten to 123 kilometers.
” So remaining 34 to 35km which they can cover in the next three weeks which they confirmed would be completed before the end of May.
Currently, track laying from Iju-Ibadan is 100percent completed, while construction work from Ebutte meta to Apapa is ongoing.