Ogun State Government and the management of China Civil Engineering and Construction Company, CCECC yesterday signed for the proposed $3.2billion intercity rail project in the state.
The agreement, which was signed yesterday at Oke-Mosan Governor’s Office in Abeokuta, the state capital, was witnessed by cabinet members led by the Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun and management of the Chinese Company led by China’s Consul General in Nigeria, Kan Liu.
Speaking before the signing of the project, Governor Amosun explained that he did not want to wait until he is sworn-in for a second term before hitting the ground running on the next face of development in the state.
According to him, the project will redefine the entire landscape of the state and the country in general, adding that the first face of the project would cover Abeokuta the state capital before moving to other cities in the state.
Amosun explained that the contract is a long term project that could take up to 20 years but that the effect would be seen within the next three years.
Amosun further hinted that the project was most needed because the state is the industrial base of Nigeria and that it will take off the pressure on the roads being constructed across the state.
Speaking after the signing, the Chinese Ambassador to Nigeria assured of quality delivery, adding that the cooperation will bring the needed development not only to the state but the country at large.
Liu said, “Today is memorable and significant for the two sides; the agreement signed today marks the first development of Ogun State and also most critical in the cooperative relationship between China and Nigeria.
“As you are aware, CCECC is a well known company in the world and we are here in Nigeria for social and economic development, I sincerely hope this cooperation will bring benefit to the development of Ogun State and Nigeria.”
The Chairman of the company, Cao Baogang said the company will assist the government in getting the required finance for the execution of the project.

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