Amaechi urges contractors to hasten Lagos-Ibadan rail project



Minister Rotimi Amaechi has urged the China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation (CCECC) to speed up work on the Lagos- rail line project.

Amaechi, who said this on Saturday while inspecting the project in Lagos, added the company had given a commitment towards finishing it by end of April.

He said: “Most of the things remaining are minor and it cannot delay the movement of goods. They have promised to finish by the end of the month. I them but I want them to reiterate .”

He said though the company had shown commitment to the project, much still needed to be done to achieve the target date of .

“When start the -Kano rail, it be a different ball game and ensure they keep to plan.

“For to Kano, everybody must go according to work plan both in terms of payment, construction, inspection and everything.”

The minister said the current pace of work may delay inauguration of the project which was slated for April.

“If you look at the level of work cannot ask the president to commission this, but ones give CCECC definite time I know they speed up.

“There are some minor things they still need to put in place but its taking them time to do that. Some of those things should not take more a day or two to put in place; so am not so worried.

On the Ibadan – Kano project, the minister explained that it was dependent on disbursement of loan by the China EximBank.(NAN)