The Federal Government has announced that the ongoing construction work on the Lagos-Ibadan rail project has been delayed as a result of the outbreak of the novel coronavirus.
This delayed was made known by the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, in Abuja.
The minister stated that the employees of the China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation, the contractor handling the project, were still in China on the orders of the government of the Asian nation.
He said, “If not for coronavirus we would have finished the Lagos-Ibadan rail, although the project is nearly completed. The CCECC workers are still in China.”
The Federal Government had announced on several occasions that the rail project would be officially opened for commercial activities in April, however with the latest excuse, it is very unclear that this will happen.