“Earlier today, I alongside my team, again went on an extensive inspection of the ongoing construction activities around the Lagos Rail Mass Transit (LRMT) Red Line project.
The Red Line is a project conceived and started by our Government, which will be delivered in the lifetime of this administration. We have given our commitment to ensure the project is completed by the end of this year as promised. This is our fourth inspection trip on this project within the year alone and each time we come, there is significant progress that the contractor achieves along the rail corridor.
Along the rail corridor, there is massive regeneration that is taking place and we have paid extensive amount in terms of compensation, far more than anyone else, for those affected by the construction activities. That is why we don’t have any issues with members of the communities on this corridor.
After inspecting the Agege station, we went on to check the Ikeja terminal, which happens to be the iconic station of the Red Line. Its size is almost about the size of three football fields together.
As we have witnessed today, all the stations inspected are at the roof level, moving into the completion stage. The civil work has been completed, it’s just the finishing job that’s been done presently. There are places that were particularly challenging for the contractor to do drilling due to high vehicular density.
I am indeed happy to say that with the progress of work done so far, the rail project would be delivered on its scheduled completion date”.
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