President Muhammadu Buhari is scheduled to visit Lagos today, Thursday June 10, 2021 to commission the Lagos-Ibadan standard gauge rail line project in Lagos.
This was contained in a statement issued by Bashir Ahmad.
‘‘President Muhammadu Buhari will tomorrow (Thursday), commission the 156km Lagos—Ibadan standard gauge railway line in Lagos; the first double-track standard gauge rail in West Africa, and the first Nigerian railway line to be started and completed by the same administration, since 1960,’’ the statement began.
“Construction started in March 2017, and test-running commenced in December 2020. The Ebute Metta Station, known as the Mobolaji Johnson Station, is the largest railway station in West Africa; with a holding capacity of 6000 passengers.
“President Buhari is committed to developing a modern national railway network that will connect every part of Nigeria, and promote trade, travel, tourism, commerce and national integration. — Presidency.”
Consequently, a heavy Police presence is expected in Lagos.
Already, the Inspector-General of Police, Baba Alkali, is said to have led an advance team of senior Police officers to Lagos; ahead of the arrival of President Buhari today.