Thursday, March 5, 2020

Coronavirus delays Lagos-Ibadan rail project

The Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi has disclosed that the outbreak of Coronavirus may delay the completion of the Lagos-Ibadan rail project.

The minister said the delay may not be unconnected to the fact that the bulk of the workforce handling the project is stuck in China.

According to him, the Chinese government prevented some of the workers from returning to Nigeria because of the virus.

Ameachi disclosed this during a morning show monitored on television.

He said: “If not for coronavirus, I would have said that we are nearly finished with the Lagos-Ibadan rail. The bulk of the workforce is still in China. The government of China did not allow them to return and that has delayed the work on Lagos Ibadan.”