President Muhammadu Buhari who is on official visit to Lagos has flagged off the 157km double track Lagos-Ibadan standard gauge.
Prominent individuals who witnessed the commissioning include Ministers of Information and Culture Lai Mohammed, his Youths and Sport Development colleague, Sunday Dare, Minister of State for Transportation Gbemisola Saraki, and Ithe Speaker, House of Representatives Femi Gbajabiamila.
Others are the Chairman of Governors Forum and Governor of Ekiti State Dr Kayode Fayemi, his colleagues from Lagos, Ogun and Oyo States Babajide Sanwo-Olu, Seyi Makinde and Dapo Abiodun.
Top Monarchs led by the representatives of the Oba of Lagos, Oba Rilwan Akiolu, the Lake of Egbaland, Oba Gbadebo were also in attendance.
Party chieftains led by the National Leader of the All Progressives Party Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu and top government functionaries
Also, Africa’s first Nobel Laureate Prof Woke Soyinka, captains of industries and members of the civil society were there
It was learnt that Buhari entered the ornately decorated venue, which was the Mobolaji Johnson Railway Station at exactly 10.25am, decked in a blue flowing gown and a blue cap to match.
Speaking, Buhari expressed satisfaction that the project which was greeted with pessimism is being inaugurated in the life time of the administration.