The Ogun State Government has said it will soon commence the construction of a $1.2bn rail project in the state. The Commissioner for Information for the state, Mr. Dayo Adeneye made the disclosure on Tuesday during a courtesy visit to Punch Newspaper at its headquarters in Magboro. Adeneye assured communities along the Lagos-Ibadan expressway that they have not been forgotten by the government.
“We want to reassure our border towns, like Ibafo, Arepo, that we have not forgotten them,” the commissioner said. “As a matter of fact, it is the next on our agenda. We are doing operation 100-100 in which the government has said we are doing a hundred rural roads in hopefully, a hundred days.” He said even though oil prices and dwindling revenues are making it difficult to work as fast as possible, the roads still must be fixed and it will be very soon.
The commissioner said transportation is at the forefront of the plans for the state. He said if transportation is fine it attracts more people because nobody wants to live where they can’t move around. He added, “In the next couple of months, probably less than two months, we are going to kick start our rail projects and it is going to be tapping into the federal government owned system. “As a matter of fact, the same Chinese construction company that is doing the federal government owned railways will be doing the Ogun State project. Read more