Babajide Sanwo-Olu, governor of Lagos State, says the state government will soon commission the Red Line Rail service.
Sanwo-Olu disclosed this via his official X account on Thursday during his visit to the China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation (CCECC) in Beijing.
“Exciting times for Lagos. I am delighted to announce that the Red Line Rail project covering Agbado to Otto is ready for commissioning. With its inauguration just weeks away, we are set to provide more relief for commuters,” the governor posted on X.
“This significant milestone is a testament to our commitment to enhancing transportation for millions of Lagos residents.
“During a productive meeting with the China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation in Beijing, we reiterated our dedication to completing the Blue Line Rail project’s second phase. This trip was important to meet with the leadership and finalise our plans for an integrated system that will work for Lagosians as we commit them to a long-term partnership.
The governor said the government of Lagos State was grateful for the collaboration with CCECC and the support of other partners in realizing the transformative project.
“Our promise to over twenty-two million Lagosians is fast becoming a reality. The traffic and transportation challenges will soon be history as we move forward. We also had discussions about the 4th Mainland Bridge and this project will certainly begin shortly.
“As we eagerly await the official commissioning, I’m pleased to share that HE President Bola Tinubu has agreed to grace the occasion heralding the launch of the Red Line Rail for commercial operations,” he said.
He added that the state will continue to work for its citizens and residents.