Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi has announced a free train ride from Lagos to Ibadan this festive period.
Announcing this on Twitter on Saturday, November 30, 2019, the minister said the take-off point will be from Iju in Lagos, adding that the free the rides will run until March, 2020.
Our free rides on the Lagos-Ibadan standard guage rail line will begin today and run through March, 2020. Commuters on that route can take advantage of it and save on transportation during the festive season & beyond. Let’s ride to the #NextLevel pic.twitter.com/zJ0FkMPt72
— Chibuike.R. Amaechi (@ChibuikeAmaechi) November 29, 2019
Earlier, the minister had assured Nigerians that Lagos-Ibadan standard gauge rail line would be completed latest April 2020.
Amaechi gave this assurance while speaking to newsmen at the end of the project inspection tour onboard the train from Iju to Ibadan.
The minister, who noted that the Lagos axis of the project had been challenging due to urbanisation, said that the contractor had made significant improvement in the construction of stations.