By G9ija

Ogun state governor, Ibikunle Amosun tested the newly constructed Standard Guage rail line from Lagos to Abeokuta today, Friday, February 8. The governor was accompanied by the minister of transportation, Rt. Hon. Rotimi Amaechi, Nobel Laureate, Alake of Egbaland, Oba Adedotun Aremu Gbadebo, and other dignitaries on the historical journey.

The train ride started from Iju, Lagos state on Friday, February 8 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.

Amaechi, Soyinka, Amosun, Alake, others after the train ride from Lagos to Abeokuta.
Source: Facebook, Ibikunle Amosun

Amaechi, Soyinka, Amosun, Alake, others after the train ride from Lagos to Abeokuta. Source: Facebook, Ibikunle Amosun Source: Facebook

Soyinka addressing the audience after the historic train ride from Lagos to Abeokuta.
Source: Facebook; Ibikunle Amosun

Soyinka addressing the audience after the historic train ride from Lagos to Abeokuta. Source: Facebook; Ibikunle Amosun Source: Facebook

Amaechi, Amosun, Alake take historic train ride from Lagos to Abeokuta.
Source: Facebook; Ibikunle Amosun

Amaechi, Amosun, Alake take historic train ride from Lagos to Abeokuta. Source: Facebook; Ibikunle Amosun

Amaechi, Soyinka, Amosun, Alake take historic train ride from Lagos to Abeokuta.
Source: Facebook; Ibikunle Amosun

Amaechi, Soyinka, Amosun, Alake take historic train ride from Lagos to Abeokuta. Source: Facebook; Ibikunle Amosun Source: Facebook

Amosun takes a train ride from Lagos to Abeokuta.
Photo source: Facebook; Ibikunle Amosun

Amaechi, Amosun in Abeokuta after the ride. Source: Facebook; Ibikunle Amosun Source: Facebook

Amosun takes a train ride from Lagos to Abeokuta. Photo source: Facebook; Ibikunle Amosun Source: Facebook

Soyinka in Abeokuta at an event to welcome the governor and others who took the train ride.
Source: Ibikunle Amosun

Soyinka in Abeokuta at an event to welcome the governor and others who took the train ride. Source: Ibikunle Amosun Source: Facebook

It’s understood that the paramount ruler of Egba, Alake of Egbaland, Oba Adedotun Aremu Gbadebo, on Friday, February 8, 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.

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