It has been reported by Managing Director of the Nigerian Railway Corporation, Fidet Okhiria, that 5,000 clips and 10,000 bolts, as well as knots, have be stolen on the Lagos-Ibadan railways ongoing project.
Remember Rotimi onces said why he refused to develop the rail in the South South was bcos of this same vandalization.
Mr Fidet Okhiria said,
“You can’t imagine that between Lagos and Ibadan, we have replaced over 5,000 clips and close to 10,000 bolts and nuts on the track and it is not a good thing at all.
“Without those things on the tracks, accidents can occur”. “We know the volume of passengers on a train. So vandalism of rail infrastructure has to stop.”
Okhiria also said that the government would still go-ahead to extend the Lagos-Ibadan line to Kano in three years.