NIGERIAN President Muhammadu Buhari has inaugurated the 157km double track Lagos-Ibadan standard gauge on Thursday, June 10.
Buhari entered the ornately decorated venue, which was the Mobolaji Johnson Railway Station at exactly 10.25am, decked in a blue flowing gown and a blue cap to match.
Addressing Nigerians, Buhari expressed happiness that the project which was greeted with pessimism is being inaugurated in the life time of the administration.
He expressed commitment to the ongoing massive infrastructural development across the country.
The occasion was witnessed by a galaxy of very eminent personalities including Lai Mohammed, minister of Information and Culture, Sunday Dare, Youths and Sport Development minister and Sunday Dare, Gbemisola Saraki, minister of State for Transportation and Femi Gbajabiamila, speaker, House of Representatives.
Others are Kayode Fayemi, chairman of Governors Forum and Governor of Ekiti State his colleagues from Lagos, Ogun and Oyo States Babajide Sanwo-Olu, Seyi Makinde and Dapo Abiodun.
Royal fathers led by the representatives of Rilwan Akiolu, Oba of Lagos, and Oba Gbadebo, the Lake of Egbaland, were also in attendance.
Also in attendance were party chieftains led by the National Leader of the All Progressives Party Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu and top government functionaries and eminent personalities among them Africa’s first Nobel Laureate Prof Woke Soyinka, captains of industries and members of the civil society.
It was Buhari’s first state visit to Lagos is six years and a major major milestone project which linked the nation’s economic capital to Ibadan, the capital of Oyo State and political capital of the Southwest. – The Nation
– June 10, 2021 @ 12:47 GMT |