Monday, 6 March 2017

Nigeria's Acting President Visits Edo State

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo is expected in Edo State Monday in continuation of his ongoing consultation with oil producing communities in the Niger Delta region.

Osinbajo, while in Edo state, would visit Oben community in Orhionmwon Local Government Area to see for himself some of the challenges of the community, according to a statement signed by John Mayaki, chief press secretary to Governor Godwin Obaseki,

The acting president had visited Bayelsa, Rivers, Delta, Akwa Ibom and Imo states in furtherance of Federal Government’s  policy in the Niger Delta.

Osinbajo is expected in Lagos on March 7 to perform the ground breaking for the construction of the $1.5bn standard gauge rail line from Lagos to Ibadan, Daily Trust reported.

The proposed 156.65km Lagos-Ibadan rail is a double line, which is the first phase of a new Lagos-Kano standard gauge line.

Already arrangements have been completed for the historic ground breaking by the Nigeria Railway Corporation (NRC) under the supervision of the Ministry of Transportation.
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