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Lagos-Ibadan rail line: How COVID-19 stalled inauguration of project – Amaechi

The Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, has stated the upsurge in COVID-19 circumstances within the nation has led to the suspension of Lagos-Ibadan rail line inauguration.

Amaechi lamented that a lot of the workers engaged on the undertaking contracted COVID-19, therefore the inauguration was suspended.

Talking in Abuja, the Minister stated the employees contracted the virus whereas making an attempt to finish the undertaking, NAN studies.

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Amaechi stated: “First allow us to admit that over 60 of our workers, not the ministry of transport workers, however the workers engaged on the rail undertaking have been contaminated by COVID-19. Fortunately no person has died and I pray no person will die, however you see the sort of sacrifice all people is making to get the rail to operate.

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“They’re individuals sacrificing their lives to get to that time, we have been of the view that after we made that call that Nigeria is not going to say 2020 was a foul yr, so take away one yr and add one other yr to the Buhari administration.

“The timeline for the inauguration will depend upon COVID-19. If COVID-19 stops at this time or reduces we’ll fee the undertaking.”

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Lagos-Ibadan rail line: How COVID-19 stalled inauguration of undertaking – Amaechi

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