Minister Amaechi has stated that the delay in the commissioning of the Lagos-Ibadan railway project is due to the surge of coronavirus infections.
Amaechi disclosed that the Lagos-Ibadan railway will be commissioned in January 2021 by President Buhari.
The Federal Government has approved $3 billion for the construction of Port Harcourt-Maiduguri railway.
The Minister has assured Nigerians that the Lagos-Ibadan railway line will be completed in the next few months.
Speaking during a televised interview, Minister Rotimi Amaechi has highlighted the benefits of the proposed Kano-Niger rail line.
The Federal Government has approved the sum of $1.96billion for the construction of Kano-Maradi railway.
Amaechi said that 560 Chinese and 20,000 Nigerians were hired to work in the construction of the Lagos-Ibadan rail.
Coronavirus pandemic has come to stay, CCECC to come up with measures of completing the rail project.
Amaechi wants the National Assembly to allow Nigeria to get the $5.3 billion loan from China.
The probes into Nigeria’s use of foreign loans could negatively affect how foreign lenders perceive the country.