Green Rail Line: Lagos Denies Contract Finalization Reports


Green Rail Line

The Lagos government has denied a claim that it has signed an agreement to start the construction of the proposed green rail line.

In 2021, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, governor of Lagos, announced that the state government would construct a green rail line at the Lekki free trade zone to complement the infrastructural development in that area.

A year later, the government said it had completed the expression of interest and was on the verge of concluding the feasibility study for the investment on the 68-kilometre rail line.

However, on Monday, a popular social media account claimed that the state government had signed a contract for the construction of the green metro line.

The Lagos Green Metro Line contract is officially signed! This 68km rail will traverse key areas like Marina, Victoria Island, Lekki Phase 1, Ajah, Lekki 2, Ogombo, Elepetu, Eluju, Lekki Airport, and Lekki Free Trade Zone,” the claim reads.

“Projections indicate it will transport 500,000+ passengers daily initially, with numbers expected to exceed a million by 2031.”

The post, which was made by Lagospedia, a user account on X, has garnered over 50,000 likes, and over 200 reposts on the social media platform.

Reacting to the claim, Jubril Gawat, senior special assistant to the governor of Lagos on new media, said the contract for the construction of the rail has not been signed.

‘Not Yet. What was signed was the second phase of the red line which links the red line from the Ebute Metta station to connect the blue line at the national theatre,” Gawat responded to the claim on X.

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