Standard gauge: NASS impressed with pace of work

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The National Assembly on Saturday threw its weight behind the ongoing construction of the Lagos-Ibadan standard gauge tracks. The joint committee on Land Transport of the Senate and House of Representatives, expressed delight at the pace of work, saying they were impressed that the project is nearing completion. The Joint Committee had embarked on the routine inspection as part of its oversight functions. The Chairman Senate Committee on Land Transport Senator Abdulfatai Buhari confirmed this.

“I am happy at what I have seen so far, and it is instructive that we are on this trip barely three days after the 2020 budget was passed by the National Assembly, which for a long time in recent time achieved a return to the January to December financial calendar for our financial outlay. So we said, let us go and see how far the Ministry of Transportation has judiciously used the 2019 appropriation. We have seen what is happening at the Ebute Meta train station and so far we have been to six out of the 10 train stations on the corridor. We have seen things for ourselves. We have seen things for ourselves and we hope Nigerians for whom all these are being put in place would be happy.”

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