NIGERIAN GOVERNMENT RELOCATES PROPOSED SITE FOR LAGOS/ABEOKUTA RAIL PROJECT - Soul 2 Soul Mates Blog

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7/19/2018

NIGERIAN GOVERNMENT RELOCATES PROPOSED SITE FOR LAGOS/ABEOKUTA RAIL PROJECT



The Federal Government has relocated the Abeokuta train station for the proposed Lagos/Abeokuta rail project, earlier scheduled to be located at the Trade Fair complex, Laderin, in Abeokuta, the Ogun state capital.

The train station will now be sited at the Oba New City, a 6-km distance from the state capital.

Minister of Transportation, Rt. Hon. Rotimi Amaechi, disclosed this, after an on-the-site visit to the project site, together with the Ogun State Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, and engineers handling the project.

“The earlier chosen site was declared unsuitable by the engineers.

“The initial location will have necessitated the demolition of about 2000 houses,” he said.

The Minister added that “the new location, which incidentally falls within the proposed new city of the Ogun State Government, will enhance the new city development project as well as attract rapid development to the area.”

Amosun, in his remarks, restated that the government was not only heeding the advice of the engineers but also avoiding inflicting pain on residents, whose properties would have given way for the project.


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