President Muhammadu Buhari arrives Lagos State for the commissioning of some projects by the Federal Government.
Channels TV reports that there is a heavy presence of security operatives in some parts of the commercial city on Thursday, June 10, 2021, based on the President’s visit.
The President was at Ebutte Meta Terminal of the Nigerian Railway Corporation for the commissioning ceremony of the Lagos-Ibadan rail project and the flag off of commercial operations.
Thereafter, he proceeded to the Energy Nature Light Terminal of the Apapa Port to further commission the Integrated National Security and Waterways Protection Infrastructure, otherwise known as the Deep Blue Project.
According to the Facebook post of the Presidential aide, Mr Bashir Ahmad, “Construction started in March 2017, and test-running commenced in December 2020. The Ebute Metta Station, known as the Mobolaji Johnson Station, is the largest railway station in West Africa with a holding capacity of 6000 passengers. President Buhari is committed to developing a modern national railway network that will connect every part of Nigeria, and promote trade, travel, tourism, commerce, and national integration.”
The 156km Lagos—Ibadan standard gauge railway line in Lagos State is the first double-track standard gauge rail in West Africa; and is also the first Nigerian railway line to be started and finished by the same Government, since 1960.