President Muhammadu Buhari will inaugurate the Lagos-Ibadan Standard Gauge project on June 10, Information and Culture Minister Lai Mohammed has said.

The minister announced this yesterday during a joint inspection of the project with Transportation Minister Rotimi Amaechi.

Mohammed told reporters at the Wole Soyinka Railway Station in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital, that the inspection was meant to ensure that everything is in place ahead of the ceremony.

He said: “Tentatively, the Lagos-Ibadan standard gauge will be inaugurated on June 10. What the Honourable Minister is doing is to ensure that all the Is are dotted and the Ts are crossed before June 10.

“You can see right from Apapa to Agege, Papalanto to this place; you have seen us go down to engage the contractor to ensure that everything is in order.

“It is because this is one of the flagships of this administration, one of the landmark achievements of this administration.