Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, yesterday, inspected the ongoing construction works around the state Red Line Rail project, maintaining that the government is committed to completing the project.
He said: “You have seen the train stations, especially the Yaba and Oyingbo stations. With the station, we believe the project is about 75 to 80 per cent complete. The bridge is about 90 to 95 per cent ready, while the adjoining road to Yaba would be cleaned up.
“We are satisfied with the level of construction so far. You can also see lots of construction ongoing there. We are also here on advocacy to stop traders from operating on the rail track because they would be walled off when the project is finally ready.
“We believe we are still on track, and it will be ready before the end of our first term in office, depending on when we want to open it. We will, however, be having test-runs because this rail track will be working with the NRC from Ebute Metta to Ibadan (Oyo State). So, we need to harmonise our own rail infrastructure.”