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FG raises alarm as vandals steal clips and bolts on Lagos-Ibadan rail track

Following the pilfering of clips, bolts and knots on the Lagos/Ibadan rail line, the Federal Government of Nigeria has raised alarm over the ugly incident.

The alarm was raised by the Managing Director of the Nigerian Railway Corporation, Fidet Okhiria.

Okhiria disclosed that no fewer than 5,000 clips and 10,000 bolts as well as knots had been replaced along the rail track.

While reacting to the development, Nigeria Railway Corporation Boss clearly stated that “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.”

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

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