Lagos-Ibadan Standard Gauge Rail To Create 7000 Jobs
The Chairman Senate Committee on Land Transport, Sen. Gbenga Ashafa, has said that the ongoing Lagos-Ibadan Standard Gauge Railway line would create additional 7000 jobs for the teeming youths.
Ashafa, during an oversight visit paid to the Nigerian Railway Corporation by both Committee on Land Transport and the Committee on Local and Foreign Debts.
“We are confident that the Lagos to Kano and Calabar to Lagos railway modernisation projects would in no small way reinvigorate Nigeria’s economy through creation of about 7000 jobs.
“On our part as senators holding the mandate of our constituents, we are totally committed to assisting the executive arm in the actualization of every developmental project within our purview,” Ashafa said.
The senator said that the visit was to assist the committee on Local and Foreign Debt assess the project implementation plan for the recently approved loan request by the Federal Government from the China Exim Bank.
According to him, the loan is to be accessed for the purpose of completing various railway rehabilitation and construction projects across the country.