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Inauguration Of Lagos-Ibadan Commercial Operations: Another Milestone In Nigeria by presidency: 11:57am On Jun 10
President Buhari Thursday inaugurated the commercial operations of Lagos-Ibadan railway project at the Mobolaji Johnson Railway Station, Ebute Metta, Lagos, describing the feat ‘‘as another milestone in the drive of this Administration to revitalize the railway system and establish it as a choice mode of transportation for both passengers and freight.’’

The President pledged that his administration would continue to prioritise the railway system as a transportation backbone that can transform industrial and economic activity in the country.

On the benefits of the Lagos-Ibadan corridor as well as other on-going railway projects across the country, President Buhari said:

 ‘‘This vital line establishes an end-to-end logistic supply chain in railway transport within its short corridor, Lagos – Ibadan, as goods to the hinterland would now be transported by rail directly from the Apapa port Quayside straight to the Inland Container Depot located in Ibadan from where it can be distributed to other parts of the country.

‘‘In clear recognition of the challenges posed to our economic growth by absence of strong and effective infrastructure, we have in the rail sector, further to other ongoing railway infrastructure projects, embarked on the completion of the outstanding segment of the Lagos – Kano railway, which is Ibadan – Kano.

‘‘The Lagos – Kano railway project when completed will link the Kano – Maradi line at Kano and a rail link from the Nigeria southern ports of Lagos to Maradi in Niger Republic will be achieved.

‘‘The connection through rail would position Nigerian ports as the choice for import and export business of the people of landlocked Niger Republic.

‘‘This would be beneficial to the economy through employment from new business opportunities and wealth creation.’’

The President expressed delight that his directive to the Federal Ministry of Transportation and Ministry of Finance on reaching financial agreements with appropriate co-financiers to partner with the Federal Government for the development of the Ibadan – Kano railway was yielding results.

He noted that Ibadan-Kano project would have a connection to the Tin Can Island port as well as the West – East Coastal rail line from Lagos to Calabar linking Onitsha, Benin, Warri, Yenagoa, Port Harcourt, Aba and Uyo.

‘‘From the beginning of this administration, railway infrastructure development has been given the priority it deserves and various milestones have been reached, right from when the Abuja – Kaduna railway was flagged-off for commercial operation in 2016 to this Lagos – Ibadan railway project being commissioned today for full commercial operation,’’ he said.

Commending the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, for his drive and tenacity in achieving the milestone recorded today, the President praised the ‘‘wonderful team in the Ministry’’ for a job well done.

Shortly after he inaugurated the project, President Buhari took a ride from Ebute Metta Station to Energy Nature Light (ENL), Terminal, Apapa Port, Lagos.

He was joined by the Speaker House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State, Governors of Ekiti, Oyo, Ogun and the Deputy Governor of Ondo, the Minister of Transportation, the Minister of State Transportation, Sen. Gbemisola Saraki, other Ministers as well as some government officials.
 
Femi Adesina
Special Adviser to the President
(Media & Publicity)
June 10, 2021

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Re: Inauguration Of Lagos-Ibadan Commercial Operations: Another Milestone In Nigeria by oyin44: 12:00pm On Jun 10
Come and join me and let us thank buhari immensely grin grin

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Re: Inauguration Of Lagos-Ibadan Commercial Operations: Another Milestone In Nigeria by Sebastine1994(m): 12:11pm On Jun 10
It is easy to praise past government because they had no internet those days.

3days ago somebody slapped the president of France.

mention one president that is loved in any part of the world, that has 90 percent approval rating.

Even Ghanaian president is a failure, but he has stylishly found scapegoat to blame for his failure IGBOS

Even the so called Dubai has internet police to monitor comments, they doctor their image to look infallible.

Liberia president the footballer is doing the same thing the opposition did wrong. he now knows leadership is not football.

let us just support our president. There is no perfect government anywhere in this internet age. that is why the government censor internet.

please just support them

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Re: Inauguration Of Lagos-Ibadan Commercial Operations: Another Milestone In Nigeria by liketerm: 12:16pm On Jun 10
I know some people are pained by this milestone in Buhari Government. Those people should learn how to play Nigeria politics, and this kind of infrastructure can be located in their state instead of Crying marginalization. God Bless PMB and the Good people of Federal republic of Nigeria.

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Re: Inauguration Of Lagos-Ibadan Commercial Operations: Another Milestone In Nigeria by bamasite2: 12:16pm On Jun 10
Cool

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Re: Inauguration Of Lagos-Ibadan Commercial Operations: Another Milestone In Nigeria by Ppogbae: 12:17pm On Jun 10
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Re: Inauguration Of Lagos-Ibadan Commercial Operations: Another Milestone In Nigeria by Patrioticman007(m): 12:17pm On Jun 10
oyin44:
Come and join me and let us thank buhari immensely grin grin

Every Dog has his day,
PMB just made mother Nigeria proud of her son.

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Re: Inauguration Of Lagos-Ibadan Commercial Operations: Another Milestone In Nigeria by Lawalemi(m): 12:17pm On Jun 10
He finally come outof his cocoon. Once a year outing

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Re: Inauguration Of Lagos-Ibadan Commercial Operations: Another Milestone In Nigeria by gambia(m): 12:17pm On Jun 10
When will the killings stop? Insecurity is our biggest problem currently, No be person wey dey alive dey enter train. Nonsense and buhari with his zombies.

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Re: Inauguration Of Lagos-Ibadan Commercial Operations: Another Milestone In Nigeria by Macsjebs(m): 12:17pm On Jun 10
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Re: Inauguration Of Lagos-Ibadan Commercial Operations: Another Milestone In Nigeria by TOPCRUISE(m): 12:17pm On Jun 10
President Buhari should have displayed public support by shaking hands with members of the public just as macron did. angry

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Re: Inauguration Of Lagos-Ibadan Commercial Operations: Another Milestone In Nigeria by 56Foop: 12:17pm On Jun 10
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Re: Inauguration Of Lagos-Ibadan Commercial Operations: Another Milestone In Nigeria by Prosperous111: 12:17pm On Jun 10
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Re: Inauguration Of Lagos-Ibadan Commercial Operations: Another Milestone In Nigeria by fitinwell: 12:17pm On Jun 10
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Re: Inauguration Of Lagos-Ibadan Commercial Operations: Another Milestone In Nigeria by Abalado(f): 12:17pm On Jun 10
APC government and Buhari are most useless government NIGERIA ever has,, infact abacha was a good man compared to these evil people in government

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Re: Inauguration Of Lagos-Ibadan Commercial Operations: Another Milestone In Nigeria by Xilsbridalhouse(f): 12:18pm On Jun 10
This is nice, and I hope this could be stretched out to other states like the SE and Northern parts of Nigeria, as this would reduce road accidents, risk of being kidnapped, making the driver stop so you could get eased, the phobia for traveling etc

What Nigeria is celebrating now is long due, this should be like 30 years ago.

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Re: Inauguration Of Lagos-Ibadan Commercial Operations: Another Milestone In Nigeria by MANNABBQGRILLS: 12:18pm On Jun 10
Kudos to our darling Daddy for all the good works he and his Vice president have been doing all over our darling nation.

Slow and steady, Nigeria will be great in our lifetime.


More sad news to the eyes of wailers..........
All they love reading is about deaths and blood being sponsored by the evil politicians they worship.
Good news make them sick all day long.
What manner of people they are!


I HATE TRAINS.
I HATE BRIDGES.
I HATE RICE.
I HATE TALLEST BUILDING EAST OF THE NIGER



Let me give the background to this piece. I was reading some comments on Twitter early in the week, when I ran into this one by one Dr Ben Gbenro: “Why are some people allergic to good news about Nigeria? You are angry about the test-run of Lagos-Ibadan rail, you are angry about the development in Onne Port, but will eagerly amplify any negative news even if it’s not true. Something is wrong with you and I am here to tell you.”

Of course, that comment generated responses, both positive and negative. But the one that caught my fancy specially was by Ayekooto, who declared: “We have got to a stage when GMB achievements can no longer be denied but hated. I hate trains. I hate bridges. I hate rice.”

Very profound. A lot of people can no longer deny the many achievements of President Muhammadu Buhari, particularly in the area of infrastructure, building a new Nigeria, and so, they have decided to hate it. Sad. Very sad.

Nobody can deny that there are very serious challenges in the country, particularly in the areas of security, the economy, and standard of living generally. But that is not all there is to Nigeria of today, and those challenges are being addressed very robustly. That hymn says “behind a frowning providence, He hides a smiling face. His purposes will ripen fast, unfolding every hour.” We will surely see an end to the challenges, if we all work together, and eschew hate speeches.

Why then do some people choose to see and amplify only negative things? Why do they choose to remain willfully blind and deaf to positive things? And surrounded and confronted by salutary developments, they keep repeating; what has the Buhari administration achieved? Show us.

You tell them that just last weekend, there was a test run of the Lagos-Ibadan rail project, with brand new coaches that will begin commercial operation before the end of the year.That is happening in a country where we were told we couldn’t afford new coaches when our oil was selling at over 100 dollars per barrel. Now, at about 40 dollars per barrel, we are launching new coaches. Instead of giving credit to a prudent government, they just say; I hate trains.

Okay, if you hate trains, what of brand new airports in Abuja, Port Harcourt, Kano, Enugu, and others in the works? There was a time we were said to parade the worst airports in the world. But not any longer. Buhari reversed it in his four years. What do they say about that? They look up, look down, scratch their heads, and say; I hate airports. I’ve never even boarded a plane in my life, and I don’t want to board. Will I ever enter a plane if I’d been killed by bandits?

Okay. You hate airports and planes. What of bridges being built over rivers in different parts of the country, most especially the Second River Niger Bridge, which the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) built with mouth for 16 years. You tell them that the bridge is almost 50% done, and should be completed in the first quarter of 2022. There’s also the Loko-Oweto Bridge, linking Benue and Nasarawa States. It was started by a previous administration, but almost completed now. Like a cornered rat, their eyes dart furtively from corner to corner, seeking a hole to enter. Finding none, they tell you deadpan: I hate bridges.

Okay. All those are physical structures. So they want stomach infrastructure. You then tell them of the rice revolution, which has freed us from being a net importer of the product in the world. You point out that if Buhari hadn’t put his money where his mouth was, and encouraged us to go back to the land, causing rice farmers to rise from six to 12 million, we would have been in serious trouble when COVID-19 struck. How would we have imported rice, with all international borders closed, and no foreign exchange to even place orders? They pat their tummies gingerly, belch after a hearty meal, and then declare: I hate rice.

A Cancer Centre has been built and commissioned by President Buhari at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH). An ultra-modern diagnostic center also built and commissioned in Kano. And just this week, another diagnostic centre built at a cost of $5.5 million, was commissioned at the Federal Medical Centre, Umuahia, in Abia State. What do they say of all these? “I hate hospitals. May I never need to use any diagnostic centre. It is not my portion.”

You join them to say amen, since you don’t have a hateful heart. And you remind them that the largest ever vessel in the country, Maerskline Stadelhorn, with a length of 300 meters and width of 48 meters, berthed few days ago at Onne Port, in Rivers State. That is the biggest ever container vessel to berth in any part of Nigeria. Onne people were delirious with joy, and praised the government to high heavens, because no vessel had come to their port for 12 years, till August last year, under Buhari. You tell the naysayers the positive economic implications, but they refuse to listen. They dive under water, shouting as they go: We hate container vessels.

You then take them to Yenagoa, in Bayelsa State. Just last week, the skyline of South-south and South-East was transformed, as President Buhari commissioned the tallest Federal Government structure in the region, the 17-story Nigerian Content Tower, Headquarters of Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB).

The architectural masterpiece occupies an area equivalent to four football fields, and has a 1,000 seater conference centre plus a 10 MW power plant. Started in late 2015, now completed, all under Buhari. Engineer Simbi Wabote, Executive Secretary of the agency paid tribute to the resolve, determination and encouragement of the President, that saw the structure to completion in record time. And Wabote, third E.S of NCDMB in its 10 years history, has written his name in gold. Just because he has a supportive President.

Minister of State for Petroleum, Chief Timipre Sylvia, under whose tenure as Bayelsa State Governor the land was allocated for the project, declared: “The commissioning of this building is symbolic in many ways. It shows that Mr President is keen to see infrastructural development in every part of the country...It shows that skyscrapers and other laudable infrastructure can be built in the Niger Delta.”

But they say Buhari hasn’t achieved anything. You show them the 17-story building, and as they gaze skyward, their caps and headgear fall off. You pick the cap and headgear, dust and hand them back. And you ask, brothers and sisters, how now? Rather than admit defeat, they pull the caps and headgear over their eyes, and grumbled: We hate skyscrapers. They make us dizzy.

At that point, you pity them.
You realize that they need prayers.
They hate everything good.
They hate anything uplifting.
They hate development.
They hate their country.
They even hate themselves.


To the enemies of the country,
AKA : Children of hate, Frustrations and perdition,
The anointing wey all of us @MANNABBQGRILLS carry,
No be una Papa mate!

No Cap!

MAY BUHARI SUCCEED.
GOD BLESS NIGERIA

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Re: Inauguration Of Lagos-Ibadan Commercial Operations: Another Milestone In Nigeria by MANNABBQGRILLS: 12:18pm On Jun 10
We said on the other thread sometimes ago when some Children of hate, frustrations and perdition were saying is it Bubu's father's money he used for the train and all other numerous infrastructures going on all over the country, we asked them an honest question that, is it Jonathan's and OBJ's/Atiku's fathers money they could have used for this infrastructures in their tenure?
But they rather looted EVERYTHING amongst themselves and raped our nation back to back!
(Same way some swines are wishing it continues before almost 15million Nigerians kicked their thieving as$ out of power, then they became angry and started sponsoring violence all over Nigeria!)
Even at the period our country made huge profits in barrels of oil sold in the history of our nation, no one was able to answer our honest and simple question!


Whether the evil ones like it or not, this nation will move forward and the children of hate, frustrations and perdition will not be here to witness it.

We Rise!

The poster at the screenshot below is so in our minds.... wink


Abalado:
APC government and Buhari are most useless government NIGERIA ever has,, infact abacha was a good man compared to these evil people in government
Bad energy stay far away.....

Aleeeleee......

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Re: Inauguration Of Lagos-Ibadan Commercial Operations: Another Milestone In Nigeria by Abalado(f): 12:18pm On Jun 10
oyin44:
Come and join me and let us thank buhari immensely grin grin
Thanks kee you there ,,mumu

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Re: Inauguration Of Lagos-Ibadan Commercial Operations: Another Milestone In Nigeria by FBIBOT(m): 12:18pm On Jun 10
Nice 2500 isn't bad.. Lagos - ibadan road has taken so much souls..

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Re: Inauguration Of Lagos-Ibadan Commercial Operations: Another Milestone In Nigeria by Abalado(f): 12:18pm On Jun 10
Sebastine1994:
great
Another mumu spotted again,, great for waiting na

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Re: Inauguration Of Lagos-Ibadan Commercial Operations: Another Milestone In Nigeria by FarahAideed: 12:18pm On Jun 10
Atleast they have one thing someone can now commend but pound for pound this is still the worst govt in Nigerian history

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Re: Inauguration Of Lagos-Ibadan Commercial Operations: Another Milestone In Nigeria by Ijaya123: 12:19pm On Jun 10
Beautiful as it is, this piece of news seem like an abnormality. Too little to cheer about in the midst of difficult and hard times people are going through, no thanks to this clueless and directionless government.

Series of bad news on a daily basis now make it seems like the country is cursed beyond redemption.

Congratulations to all Nigerians for this little bit of good news.
Re: Inauguration Of Lagos-Ibadan Commercial Operations: Another Milestone In Nigeria by Offpoint1: 12:19pm On Jun 10
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Re: Inauguration Of Lagos-Ibadan Commercial Operations: Another Milestone In Nigeria by Abalado(f): 12:19pm On Jun 10
[quote author=gambia post=102575572]When will the killings stop? No be person wey dey alive dey enter train. Nonsense and buhari with his zombies.[/quot


Don't mind the slow motion man

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