BREAKING: Tinubu commissions Lagos Red Line rail mass transit project (Video)

President Bola Ahmed Ahmed Tinubu, on Thursday, commissioned the first phase of the Red Line Rail Mass Transit project in Lagos State.

The event hosted by Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State was conducted at Ikeja Mega Station.

Some of the dignitaries at the event include Governors Usman Ododo (Kogi), Abiodun Oyebanji (Ekiti), Dapo Abiodun (Ogun), former Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, industrialist and founder of Eleganza Group Of Companies Chief Rasak Akanni Okoya;

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The Chinese Ambassador to Nigeria, HC Cui Jianchun; Lagos APC Chairman, Pastor Cornelius Ojelabi; Chairman of the Governance Advisory Council Prince Tajudeen Olusi; the Oba of Lagos, Oba Rilwan Akiolu, represented by his traditional council led by the Opeluwa Onido of Lagos Chief Lateef Aderibigbe Ajose, former Minister of Works, Chief Adeseye Ogunlewe.

Others are former Deputy Governors, including Otunba Femi Pedro; Prince Abiodun Ogunlewe; Princess Adebisi Sosan; Princess Adenike Orelope Adefulire, and Dr Oluranti Adebule, who is Senator Lagos West as well as and the Deputy governor Dr Obafemi Kadiri Hamzat and his wife, Oluremi Hamzat.

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The Red Rail Line is a 37 km rail line with 13 stations, integrating key bus terminals at Oyingbo, Yaba, Oshodi, Ikeja, Ebute Metta, Iju and Iddo with connection to the international and domestic wings of the Murtala Muhammed Airport.

The train has the capacity to transport 1.1m people daily when fully operational.

In a post via his official X handle on Thursday morning, Sanwo-Olu said the commissioning of the project is not just about improving the city’s mobility, but about reshaping the urban landscape and setting a new pace for development.

The governor stated that by connecting critical points across Lagos, his administration is opening doors to opportunities, growth, and a sustainable future.

He wrote: “Embarking on the Lagos Mass Rail Transit (LMRT) project is more than just enhancing transit; it’s about weaving the fabric of our city into a tighter, more connected community. Every track laid, every station built, brings us closer to a Lagos where distance no longer dictates destiny.

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“The LMRT project is a beacon of progress, illuminating the path to a future where our city moves smoother, faster, and more efficiently. It’s not just about the journey from point A to B, but about how each journey brings us together, making Lagos not just a place to live, but a place to thrive.”

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