Rotimi Amaechi, the Minister of Transportation, has stated that over 20,000 workers were used for the ongoing construction of Lagos-Ibadan rail project.
Amaechi stated this in a statement saying that the engagement was in line with the local content law inherent in the 1.6-billion-dollar contract agreement between Nigeria and China.
Amaechi said: “There are over 20,000 Nigerian workers employed for the construction of the Lagos-Ibadan railway project, only five-hundred and sixty of the workers on that project are Chinese.
“Most materials for the project are also locally sourced, except for those that were manufactured outside Nigeria.
“We have over one hundred and fifty Nigerians being trained as Engineers in China.
“The Chinese have also built 2 training institutions for us, one at Idu and the other one is the Transportation University in Daura, Katsina State.”
He also stated that the coastal rail project might not sail through if the House committee continues its investigations on the project before the loan is granted.