FG compensates rail line displaced individuals



    Compensation paid to resident displaced by rail line

    By Kazeem Akande/ Augusta Uchediunor

    The federal authorities has paid compensations to all residents affected by the on-going new Lagos-Ibadan Standard Gauge strains.

    The Minister of Transportation, Mr. Rotimi Amaechi, disclosed on Tuesday at Papalanto in Ogun, throughout his month-to-month go to and oversight features to the constructions websites of the challenge.

    “We refused to go by prepare right this moment mainly to see the precise of means.

    “There is barely a spot after Ijoko the place we now have concern with the precise of means.

    “We have completed negotiations with them and so they have completed the compensations to the affected residents.

    “The contractors will start work from the axis and the construction continues,” he mentioned.

    According to him, the one problem confronting the contractor, the Chinese Civil Engineering Construction Company (CCECC), now was the Ogun River.

    The minister mentioned that pipelines and cables laid alongside the strains additionally posed an awesome problem to the challenge.

    “We nonetheless have issues with gasoline and cables. As for the barracks, the Army has given us the barracks the place it affected and work will begin at Ebute Metta very quickly on account of the event.

    “As for the Ogun River, we’re consulting the state authorities to help us within the course in order to quick monitor the challenge in that axis.

    “We have started battling with time schedule due to these utilities but ‘am sure the projects will be delivered in due time,” he added.

    According to him, the federal government is monitoring the contractor to fast-tract the challenge completion for the advantage of the individuals by the tip of the 12 months.

    The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) had experiences that CCECC has consulted the Lagos State Water Corporation and Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation on relocation of water and gasoline pipelines alongside the railway line. (NAN)