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Soyinka Reacts To Lagos-Ibadan Rail Project




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Nobel Laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka, on Friday reacted to the Lagos-Ibadan standard Gauge rail project by the Muhammadu Buhari-led administration.

Naija News reports that Soyinka in his reaction to the project commended the president during a test-run of the train from Iju station in Lagos to Abeokuta in Ogun.

The literary icon commended the president in Abeokuta at a reception with the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, who led a delegation of government functionaries for the maiden fair of the train.

Soyinka noted that the era will usher in a suitable environment for traders to transport their products on the rail.

“This is a creative work and I believe one of these days, on this particular platform, a rocket will go to the next planet,” he said.

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Recall that Naija News had reported that the minister of transportation, Rotimi Amaechi has revealed the plans of the vice president, Yemi Osinbajo for the Lagos-Ibadan rail project.