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Following observed mobilization to site by the handling firm, China Civil and Engineering Construction Company (CCECC), the Nigeria Railway Corporation (NRC) on Wednesday disclosed that construction activities on the Lagos-Ibadan standard gauge rail would begin on April 14.
Making the revelation to journalists, Managing Director of NRC, Mr Fidet Okhiria, advised those who had encroached on the NRC land to start packing their belongings, to avoid their property being destroyed by bulldozers.
He said “Those that are due for compensation will be compensated because it is part of the contract.
“But those who encroached on the land have to leave the premises as soon as possible because the constructions will begin on Friday.
“We intentionally did not give permits to so many people because we know that one day, the land will be required.
“So we have already mapped out those places we need to remove and they are aware. We have told them to remove their valuables before the bulldozers start work,’’ he said.
While explaining that the standard gauge is going to have two stations along the axis; we will have stations in Omin Adio and Moniya in Ibadan, NRC boss noted that “The project will bring a lot of developments to the communities and improve the standard of living of people in the area’.