Rotimi Amaechi Charges Rail Contractors To Speed Up Project

Rotimi Amaechi, Nigerian minister, for Transportation, has charged contractors to speed up work pace.


Rotimi Amaechi, who visited the work site of the Lagos-Ibadan rail project during his monthly inspection on Tuesday,

has expressed his displeasure with the work pace and has charged the contractors to speed up the project.


“There is a slow pace of work in Lagos axis of the project,”
“The expectations from the sub-contractor appointed for the relocation of pipes and all that were not met.

“The people, relocating the water pipelines are expected to finish by November 2 with different excuses that they discovered other utilities underground.

“The excuses are not obtainable. I have told them to speed up the work.”

“I have instructed the contractor and the project consultant to have local engineers on site,” 

“The construction of beams which is ongoing is a strategic part of the project which should be understudied by Nigerian engineers to be able to carry out the project in future.

“Though there is a huge improvement in the level of work carried out on Abeokuta axis where some bridges had been constructed including the one on Ogun.

“Some of the stations won’t take more than one month to complete especially now that the rain is over, so we are still on target.

“We are progressing. However, there is no way they can fast-track the project during the raining season, but 90 per cent of the construction works have been done.

“I have told them to work day and night, to ensure the project keeps moving as expected, especially on the bridges and construction of a modern station at Ebuta-Meta Lagos.”

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