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Fashola confirms Lite Rail will be completed in June

By on January 9, 2013

Lagos State Governor, Babatunde Fashola, yesterday said the first section of the multibillion naira lite rail project would be completed in June this year just as he said that the state government and Okota property owners have agreed to settle out of court.

Briefing journalists after flagging-off the track-laying exercise of the blue lite rail at Alaba Suru of Orile Iganmu axis, the governor said the level of work on the National Theatre and Alaba-Mile 2 rail stations is in advanced state.

His words: “This is what we do with the loan collected by the state government. We don’t use our loan to pay salaries and other recurrent expenditure, all we do with our loan is to provide capital projects that would serve the benefit of the residents.

“When the project is completed, the state would be at par with other major cities of the world.” He explained that the first section of the road which begun from National Theatre, Orile-Iganmu to Mile 2 Bus Stop, Amuwo- Odofin Local Government, would be fully completed with the tracks laid.

“While construction works continue on the rail project from Orile-Iganmu to Marina, the expansion work on the road from Mile 2 to Okokomaiko will also be intensified.”

While urging Lagosians to embrace this modern transportation system, the governor said the rail project is the modern transport system he desires for the state in the nearest future saying; “My dream transportation system has begun to manifest in the state.”

The governor also unveiled plans to build a housing estate in Iganmu under the Lagos Homes Scheme.

Fashola said challenges such as litigation, payment of compensation and the need to relocate some of the infrastructural facilities are responsible for the supposed delay in the execution of some of the projects.


  1. indo

    January 9, 2013 at 6:36 pm

    this is an ideal kind of leadership we need in this country.Visionary men and not parasitic politicians and individuals

  2. KokoBaresi

    January 9, 2013 at 6:45 pm

    If only we can have this kind of man as president…..