Following their leave during the general elections, a Chinese firm handling the construction of Lagos-Ibadan rail project has retuned on site to continue construction.
The company, China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation (CCECC) has returned from election break, according to the Minister for Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi.
Amaechi who spoke on Friday explained that it was part of the ‘procedure’ of the company to ‘abandon’ project on site when there was an election.
He, however, admitted that the government was not aware of such policy until now.
He said, “That is their company procedure. They said where they are doing jobs, if there are elections, they will have to go back to their country and come back after the elections.”
On whether the Federal Government was informed about this, the minister replied, “No we weren’t. We just got to know about it now.”
He added that efforts were being geared up to ensure the completion of civil works on the Abeokuta to Ibadan section of the project before the return of the raining season.
He said, “We are pushing that they must complete civil works on the Abeokuta to Ibadan rail line before the rains and they have promised that by the time we come on March 28, they would have gone far with the civil works.
“We are pushing that by the first to second week in April they should be very close to Ibadan with the track laying.”
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