Ogun State Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, on Tuesday, attended the ground breaking ceremony of segment two, Lagos-Ibadan rail network, with extension to Lagos Port Complex, Apapa, held in Lagos.
The segment flagged off on Tuesday, by the Acting President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, is an integral part of the Nigerian Railway Modernization Project, Lagos-Kano.
Apart from the fact that over 80 per cent of the stretch of Lagos-Ibadan expressway falls within the territory of Ogun State, the project also ties into the Ogun Light rail network, which the Senator Ibikunle Amosun-led administration is spearheading in Ogun State.
When completed, the first phase of the Ogun light rail project, which runs from Abeokuta to connect the Lagos-Ibadan rail network, would greatly reduce the travel time between Abeokuta and Lagos.
It will also further increase the value of the state government estate development projects along that axis including the likes of Orange Valley Estate; HID Awolowo Estate; PMB Estate layout and the New Makun City Development project among others.