We are on track to complete Red Line project by end of 2023 – says Sanwo-Olu
The Lagos State governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Wednesday said that his administration is on track to complete the Red Line Rail project by the end of this year.
Sanwo-Olu said this on X (formerly Twitter) after undertaking a comprehensive inspection of the Red Line infrastructure, traversing the major stations of the rail project.
“I believe we are on track to finish the project by the end of this year. We will push the contractors to work tirelessly to see that they finish on time,” he said.
He added that the construction of the Red Line project, which was conceived and started by his administration, is being undertaken by the Lagos Metropolitan Area Transport Authority (LAMATA).
The rail project starts from Agbado and terminates in Oyingbo. Sanwo-Olu said that he is aware that people cannot wait for its completion and the day they will start using it.
Meanwhile, Sanwo-Olu kicked off Wednesday’s inspection tour with a visit to Agbado where he took stock of the development of the rail terminal being built hundreds of metres away from the Lateef Jakande Station owned by the Nigerian Railways Corporation (NRC).
“In all the stops we made, we could see the state of the stations and their platforms,” the Lagos State governor stated.
He said that, though the red line infrastructure is at the finishing stage, they noticed that there is still some work that needs to be done, especially around cleaning up of all illegal activities that are being conducted on the rail corridor, which should not have happened.
“We are also taking a final approach around all pedestrian bridges to be completed along the route. I am indeed impressed with the level of work by all contractors working on the Red Line project,” Sanwo-Olu said.
“But we cannot take safety measures for granted. Everything must be put in place before we can launch it.”
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