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FG Sponsors Free Travel In Train From Lagos To Abeokuta

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Nigerians can now travel for free from Iju, Lagos State to Abeokuta of Ogun State for free for about a month, using the newly-completed trains by the federal government.

 Fidet Okhiria, managing director of the Nigerian Railway Corporation, who spoke with Tolu Ogunlesi, special assistant to the president on digital communications, during the test drive of the #LagosIbadanRail Project made this disclosure.

He said free test-rides or non-commercial operations will begin next week, between Iju and Abeokuta.

Rotimi Amaechi, the minister of transportation, who was also on the test run of the rail lines today, from Iju to Abeokuta said this was part of the deliveries of the Buhari administration to Nigerians.

The minister also seized the opportunity to call on Nigerians to vote for President Muhammadu Buhari on February 16, 2019.

The rail project was commissioned by Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo in 2017 and executed by South African Railways and CCECC.

The rail line is expected to continue to Akure and then Kano state.

Naija News recalls that the rail construction is just one out of the infrastructure projects that President Buhari has promised to focus on in his administration and if re-elected in the forthcoming presidential elections.

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