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Tinubu arrives in Lagos ahead of historic Red Line Rail commissioning



Tinubu arrives in Lagos ahead of historic Red Line Rail commissioning

Tinubu arrives in Lagos ahead of historic Red Line Rail commissioning


President Bola Tinubu has touched down in Lagos, setting the stage for the landmark commissioning of the Lagos Red Line rail project. The President’s arrival in the bustling metropolis occurred around 6:00 PM on Wednesday, February 28, 2024, where he was warmly welcomed at the Murtala Muhammed Airport by Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos and a cadre of government officials.

Before his return to Lagos, Tinubu embarked on a visit to Ondo State earlier in the day. During his visit, he extended condolences to the family of the late Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, paying his respects to the departed leader. Additionally, Tinubu made a stop at the palace of the Olowo of Owo kingdom, His Imperial Majesty, Alayeluwa, Oba Ajibade Gbadegesin Ogunoye III, and visited the residence of Afenifere leader, Pa Reuben Fasoranti.

The primary purpose of Tinubu’s arrival in Lagos is to oversee the commissioning of the highly anticipated Lagos Red Line project on Thursday, February 29, 2024. Governor Sanwo-Olu, in a social media post late Thursday, expressed his enthusiasm for the occasion, welcoming President Tinubu to the city for the momentous event.

“I am thrilled to welcome His Excellency, President @officialABAT GCFR, to Lagos for an extraordinary occasion. Tomorrow, we commemorate the commissioning of the LMRT Red Line, an initiative stemming from his visionary outlook for the future of our city,” Governor Sanwo-Olu tweeted.

Sanwo-Olu also expressed gratitude for being instrumental in realizing Tinubu’s vision, emphasizing the transformative impact of the Red Line Rail Project on Lagos. The project, spearheaded by the Lagos Metropolitan Area Transport Authority (LAMATA), originated from Tinubu’s tenure as Lagos State Governor.

The Red Line, spanning 37 kilometers from Agbado in Ogun State to Marina in the heart of Lagos Island, represents a significant infrastructure milestone. The initial phase earmarked for commissioning covers a 27-kilometer stretch from Agbado to Oyingbo, featuring eight stations at strategic locations including Agbado, Iju, Agege, Ikeja, Oshodi, Mushin, Yaba, and terminating at Oyingbo.

As Lagos prepares to witness the inauguration of the Red Line, anticipation is high for the positive impact it will have on transportation and connectivity within the city. The project stands as a testament to Tinubu’s enduring legacy and his commitment to driving progress and development in Lagos and beyond.

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