Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi has stated that 60 Lagos-Ibadan railway undertaking staff have contracted the dreaded coronavirus illness.
The Minister, who made this recognized throughout an interview with newsmen, stated the railway undertaking would have been inaugurated within the first week of January if not for the upsurge within the second wave.
In response to him, it was essential to reschedule the proposed January 2021 inauguration date though no life has been misplaced.
“First allow us to admit that over 60 of our employees, not Ministry of Transportation employees, however the employees engaged on the rail undertaking, have been contaminated by the virus.
“Fortunately no one has died and I pray no one will die, however you see the sort of sacrifice everyone is making to get the rail to operate.
“So far as we’re involved, we have to learn to reside with this an infection and check out as a lot as potential to maintain ourselves protected,” he stated.
Talking on when the inauguration of the undertaking would happen, Amaechi stated that the inauguration will maintain solely when there’s a discount in new instances recorded within the nation.
“We have been to inaugurate the railway undertaking within the first week of January however needed to cease these doing minor completion work due to the rise in coronavirus transmission.
“The timeline for inauguration will rely on when the virus is being curbed,” he added.
COVID-19: 60 Lagos-Ibadan railway staff check constructive