Friday, June 18

Buhari to commission Lagos-Ibadan rail, Deep Blue projects in Lagos

President Muhammadu Buhari will visit Lagos on Thursday to commission the 156 kilometre Lagos-Ibadan standard gauge rail line.

The Personal Assistant on New Media to the President, Bashir Ahmad, disclosed this on his Facebook page on Wednesday.

He wrote: “Construction started in March 2017, and test-running commenced in December 2020.

President Muhammadu Buhari will visit Lagos on Thursday to commission the 156 kilometre Lagos-Ibadan standard gauge rail line.

The Personal Assistant on New Media to the President, Bashir Ahmad, disclosed this on his Facebook page on Wednesday.

He wrote: “Construction started in March 2017, and test-running commenced in December 2020.

“The Ebute Metta Station, known as the Mobolaji Johnson Station, is the largest railway station in West Africa with a holding capacity of 6000 passengers.

“President Buhari is committed to developing a modern national railway network that will connect every part of Nigeria, and promote trade, travel, tourism, commerce, and national integration.”

Mr. President will then proceed to the Apapa port in the afternoon for the commissioning of the Integrated National Security and Waterways Protection Infrastructure also known as the Deep Blue project of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA).

The second event lined up for Today, which is about the Deep Blue Project, is an initiative of the Federal Ministry of Transportation in collaboration with the Federal Ministry of Defence and it is being implemented by NIMASA, with participation from the Nigerian Navy, Nigerian Army, Nigerian Air Force, Nigeria Police, and Department of State Services.

The Deep Blue Project aims to prevent illegal activities in the Nigerian Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ), enforce maritime regulations, enhance the safety of lives at sea, and prevent illegal activities in the inland waterways.

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