Osinbajo to flag off Lagos-Abeokuta train service today

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Vice President Yemi Osinbajo will today flag-off the newly constructed Standard Gauge railway line from Iju in Lagos State to Abeokuta in Ogun State.

The event, which originally scheduled to hold yesterday, was moved to today. No reason was given by the government for the move. 

The Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, recently had a test run of the service, during which he said that after the flag-off by the Vice President, passengers will be carried free of charge for two months. 

The Minister said government had placed order for 30 standard gauge locomotive engines and 300 wagons from China.