Coronavirus outbreak affecting Lagos-Ibadan rail project – Amaechi

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Nigeria’s Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, has claimed that the outbreak of Coronavirus, is affecting the completion of Lagos-Ibadan expressway.

Amaechi stated this on Wednesday, while speaking at the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) consultative round table.

The former Governor of Rivers state said the contractors handling the project, are employees of the China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation (CCECC).

Amaechi said most of those involved, have been quarantined after travelling for the Chinese New Year celebration.

“Lagos-Ibadan would have been ready in May. Unfortunately, nearly all of them that went for the Chinese New Year were quarantined by their government.

“Their government said they cannot come back until they find a solution to the Coronavirus.

“It is only those who didn’t travel that are here and therefore the speed of the construction has reduced,” Amaechi said.


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