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Pipelines, Flourmill Factories Causing Delay In Linking Lagos Rail To Seaport

Indications have emerged that the Federal Government may be experiencing some hiccups in the build up to the December deadline for the completion of the Lagos-Ibadan railway project.

In as much the contractor, China Civil Engineering Construction Company (CCECC) has completed laying the standard gauge rail tracks from Iju-Ishaga axis of Lagos state to Moniya area in Ibadan, construction of tracks to link the Apapa ports still remains a mirage.

This owing to obstructions of oil pipelines but the worst is the flourmill factories along the rail track, which stakeholders have said would cost the Federal Government huge sums for payment of compensations to relocate the factories.

An official of the Nigeria Railway Corporation (NRC), who spoke to The Guardian, lamented the paltry sum allocated for the project.


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