The Minister of Transportation Rotimi Amaechi on Friday led the Chairman of China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation (CCECC) Zhao Dimlong and the Managing Director of CCECC Nigeria, Jiangxiai Gao on an assessment Tour of extent of work on the Lagos-Ibadan standard gauge.
It was the second time in one week that Amaechi will inspect the project, having toured the entire 157 long kilometre on Monday with the Minister of State for Transportation, Gbemisola Saraki and Oyo Governor, Seyi Makinde.
It was the first time since the project began in 2017, that Zhao Dimlong and Jiangxiai Gao will inspect the project with the Minister.
While welcoming the duo at the spot of the ongoing Lagos Station at Ebute Metta, Amaechi said he brought them to see the pace of the project and to make a decision.
He said the project’s deadline officially is April and wondered what happens if the corporation is unable to deliver as at April.
He wondered why China, which claims to be constructing over a thousand kilometre of rail tracks yearly, would be building 157 kilometres in three years.