The President of Nigeria, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, has officially launched the Red Line Rail Project in Lagos. The project, a 37-kilometre intra-state rail service, is designed to enhance transportation within the city.

Tinubu while inaugurating the project, reiterated his administration’s commitment in improving on the nation’s infrastructural development.

The President also affirmed that his government is steadfast in its commitment to the reforms that have resulted in the increase in prices of essential goods and services, emphasizing that there is no reversal of these initiatives.

He said: “But this revolution that has started, this reform that is ongoing, we are not looking back. The engineering, the construction, the affirmation of our pledge to be loyal to our country. There is one thing I know is that there is a very bright light at the end of the tunnel.”

Tinubu noted that while the current administration makes an effort to fight corruption, the scourge will fight back.

Tinubu said, “We said we can do it, you believed in us. We said the people’s lives will end up being better, you believed in us. I could hear a lot of voices right now, I asked for this job, I cannot complain, it’s all about democracy.

“I agree smugglers will fight back, corruption will fight back. We will fight them to ruin. Corruption will go away, save the money for you to educate our children, to pay for the healthcare system of our people, to pay for the modern transportation system that works for highest number of people, not those few smugglers.”

The red line will share the right-of-way with the Lagos-Kano Standard Gauge Railway. The route will initially run from Agbado in Ogun State to Oyingbo in Lagos, with notable stations including Agbado, Iju, Agege, Ikeja, Oshodi, Mushin, Yaba, and Oyingbo.

The President had flown into the state on Wednesday for the event.

The Red Line is a 37 km rail line integrating key bus terminals at Oyingbo, Yaba, Oshodi, Ikeja, and Iju.

The Red Line is envisioned as a vital metro link within the Lagos-Ibadan rail corridor. Spanning 37 kilometres, it will share the right-of-way with the Lagos–Kano Standard Gauge Railway.

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