A video showing the moment the Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, gave the traders at the Red Line rail two days to vacate the tracks during his visit to the Agege Station has surfaced on social media.
The governor in the video could be heard telling the traders that infrastructure is for transportation and not a marketplace, adding that the whole tracks would be completely walled off.
The video which was shared on the microblogging platform, X, by Senior Special Assistant on New Media to Sanwo-Olu, Jubril Gawat, on Wednesday, captured the governor addressing the traders from the top stairs of the station in both English and Yoruba.
Trading on or beside the rail tracks has become very common in Lagos with many traders exposing themselves to avoidable dangers.
“It’s for transportation. It’s not for market,” Sanwo-Olu told the traders about the infrastructure.
Watch the video below;
Meanwhile, the governor, earlier this month during the flag off of commercial operations of the Blue Line rail, said that the Red Line rail is about 96 per cent completed.
He also informed that the state will start commissioning the overpass bridges along the rail corridor by the end of this month, assuring that the project would be completed before the end of this year.
Upon completion, it is expected to move 500,000 passengers daily. This translates to 3.5 million passengers weekly and 15 million passengers a month.
The Red Line rail spans 37 Kilometers and runs from Agbado to Marina with 13 stations in Agbado, Iju, Agege, Ikeja, MMIA International, MMIA domestic, Oshodi, Mushin, Yaba, Ebute-Metta, Iddo, Ebute Ero, and Marina.