In recent event, the Road Transport Employers’ Association of Nigeria (RTEAN) has lauded the effort of the Federal government in restoring the nation’s railway system. This means that they are in no way harbouring hatred or feeling threatened by this developmental project. This was made known through the administrative Deputy Chairman of the union, Alhaji Musa Mohammed, who showed his support for the railway projects that cut across the country.
Alhaji Musa Mohammed, who also happens to be the chairman of the Lagos chapter of the union, further stated that the viability of the project is an evidence of modernity and such is inevitable in any society that wants development. He said it is important to have different kinds of working transportation system in the country that complement one another.
The railway projects when completed will help ease off road traffic in major cities in the country
According to him, it is impossible for railway system to reach every corner in the country and big vehicles will still be needed to move goods from the train stations to different destinations. On appreciating the effort put in place in making Lagos-Ibadan rail way possible with regards the quality and standard put in place, it will bolster the nation’s economy and help the transportation system.
Alhaji Musa Mohammed made a lauding point of reference to the Ajaokuta-Asaba rail which was dormant for 32 years but under this present administration, it has been revived. He mentioned that a working rail system will help reduce if not eliminate the frustrating traffic in Apapa area of Lagos by moving the goods and leaving the trucks to take care of inner city daily tasks.
Completed light up of Lagos-Ibadan railway project
He finally expressed the Association desire to always support the effort of Lagos State Government in reforming the bus system in the state. New buses have been made order for by the association that will work in that direction.