The Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has provided an update on the progress of the Red Line Rail project, affirming that his administration is on track to complete the project by the end of this year.
Sanwo-Olu expressed his confidence during an inspection of the Red Line infrastructure, where he visited several key stations along the rail project. Speaking about the timeline, he stated, “I believe we are on track to finish the project by the end of this year. We will push the contractors to work tirelessly to see that they finish on time.”
The construction of the Red Line project, which was initiated by Sanwo-Olu’s administration, is being undertaken by the Lagos Metropolitan Area Transport Authority (LAMATA).
The Red Line rail project stretches from Agbado to Oyingbo, and Sanwo-Olu acknowledged the anticipation of the public for its completion. He assured that his administration is committed to delivering the project as scheduled.
During the inspection, Governor Sanwo-Olu began at Agbado, where he assessed the progress of the rail terminal situated near the Nigerian Railways Corporation’s Lateef Jakande Station.
“We closely observed the conditions of the stations and their platforms at all our stops,” remarked the governor.
While the red line infrastructure is nearing completion, Sanwo-Olu acknowledged that there are outstanding tasks to be addressed, particularly the removal of illegal activities along the rail corridor that should not have occurred.
“We are also finalizing the construction of pedestrian bridges along the route. I am impressed with the exemplary work demonstrated by the contractors involved in the Red Line project,” stated Sanwo-Olu.
However, the governor emphasized the importance of prioritizing safety measures before the launch of the project, emphasizing that every necessary precaution must be taken.