Vandals steal bolts and clips on Lagos-Ibadan rail track

The Federal Government has condemned the stealing of clips, bolts and knots on Lagos-Ibadan rail track by vandals. Fidet Okhiria, the Managing Director of the Nigerian Railway Corporation over 5,000 clips and 10,000 bolts as well as knots stolen by vandals had been replaced along the rail track.

“You can’t imagine that between Lagos and Ibadan, we have replaced over 5,000 clips and close to 10,000 bolts and nuts on the track and it is not a good thing at all.

“Without those things on the tracks, accidents can occur.

“We know the volume of passengers on a train. So vandalism of rail infrastructure has to stop,” he said.

Okhiria also said that government would still go ahead to extend the Lagos-Ibadan line to Kano in three years.

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