The Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, said on Wednesday the Lagos-Ibadan Standard Guage Rail line would be ready by December.
Amaechi stated this while briefing newsmen in Ibadan, Oyo State, at the end of his monthly routine inspection tour of the project.
The minister started the inspection tour from Ebute-Meta in Lagos, in the company of other management staff of the Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC).
The track laying from Ebute-Meta to Ibadan had been completed while the 10 stations along the line were at various levels of completion.
Amaechi said there had been some improvements and progress in the construction of railways stations along the line.
He added that in some of the 10 stations along the rail line, the contractor, China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation (CCECC), had finished doors, windows, roofing, flooring, ceiling, and lighting.
He said: “Olodo (Station) is just near the completion. At Kajola, what is outstanding is just the painting. There are changes at Ebute-Meta. There was an improvement in Kajola, Olodo, and Ebute-Meta, though, not to the level I expect that it should be.
“They have given us the target; by the end of September, three stations will be ready.
“By the end of October, all the minor stations will be ready, that is six stations. By the end of December, every station will be ready.
“The only one station they (CCECC) are afraid of is Apapa (Station), because they started very late, but I insisted that Apapa should be completed at the same time as the rest.”