The Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi on Friday announced that groundbreaking of the Transport University, Daura, would take place in Septemeber.
News Agency reports that Amaechi who disclosed this while inspecting Lagos-Ibadan railway construction added that the ministry would also establish a factory in Kajola in Ogun State to produce materials for the rail project.
The minister said the ministry would also establish a factory in Kajola, Ogun, to produce materials for the rail project.
“We have agreed with contractors handling the university and the rail line to have the groundbreaking between September and October for the two projects.
He said the federal government was expecting contractors handling key road projects to hasten work to eliminate gridlocks, especially in Apapa area, Lagos.
The minister added that the completion of the rail project would reduce gridlocks in Apapa and other parts of Lagos.
The minister said the factory to be built at Kajola would produce wagons and coaches and later locomotives, adding this would reduce import of the equipment from China.
“So, as part of the benefits, the company will build a factory in Kajola.”
On the slow pace of the rail project, the minister linked it to insufficient funds and the absence of a cabinet to approve the payment.