The Lagos-Ibadan Rail line has officially been connected to the Apapa port complex in Lagos.
China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation (CCECC) made the announcement on Monday February 1.
The statement read;
“On the morning of Jan. 25, 2021, with the successful pouring of the last 25-meter monolithic track bed superstructure of Apapa Port Break Bulk Line, the Lagos-Ibadan Railway was officially connected to the Apapa Port in Lagos.
“The Apapa Port Spur Line of Lagos-Ibadan Railway starts from the Mobolaji Johnson Station, Ebute Metta and extends southward to Apapa Port, with a total length of 8.72km.
“As a crucial channel linking the mainline of the Lagos-Ibadan Railway to the port, it has become an important transportation passage for the import and export of goods and now serves as a significant guarantee with regards to the comprehensive operational efficiency of the Railway.
“This was an extremely tough nut to crack because of its dense underground pipelines, high underground water level, complex geological conditions, and numerous ground constructions.”
Presidential aide, Bashir Ahmad who also confirmed this, tweeted;
ICYMI: The Lagos-Ibadan Rail line has officially been connected to the Apapa port complex, the largest port in the country.