Row and Flyover stall new Lagos-Ibadan rail project
Construction work on the Lagos-Ibadan standard gauge rail has been suspended over right of way issues and a flyover bridge at Ijoko, Ogun State.
The Minister of Transportation, Mr. Rotimi Amaechi, gave the indication on Monday, saying the height of the bridge would have to be raised for future electrification of the rail line.
The flyover bridge, being constructed by the Ogun State Government as part of the Sango-Ijoko-Berger road project, is over 90 per cent completed.
Amaechi, who spoke with journalists along with Governor Ibikunle Amosun of Ogun State at the Ijoko Railway Station, the site of the flyover bridge, said the bridge and the right of way issues would have to be addressed before actual construction work could commence on the modern rail line.
The minister also met with the contractor handling the railway project, the China Civil Engineering