Ogun State Governor, Ibikunle Amosu was accompanied by the minister of transportation, Rt. Hon. Rotimi Amaechi, Nobel Laureate, Alake of Egbaland, Oba Adedotun Aremu Gbadebo, and other dignitaries on a historical journey to test the newly constructed Standard Guage rail line from Lagos to Abeokuta today.
The train ride started from Iju, Lagos state and arrived in Abeokuta within an hour. Nobel laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka, was at the event held in Abeokuta to welcome Governor Amosun and others who tested the ride from Lagos.
It was earlier reported that the paramount ruler of Egba, Alake of Egbaland, Oba Adedotun Aremu Gbadebo, lauded the federal government over the completion and inauguration of the first phase of the Lagos- Ibadan rail project.
The paramount ruler was quoted praising the federal government over what he described as history repeating itself in Egbaland.