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Vandals Stole 5000 Clips, 10000 Bolts On Lagos-Ibadan Rail Track, Govt Laments

Valentine Chinyem

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The Federal Government has cried out of the incessant stealing of clips, bolts and knots on the Lagos/Ibadan rail line.

Managing Director of the Nigerian Railway Corporation, Fidet Okhiria, said 5,000 clips and 10,000 bolts as well as knots had been replaced along the rail track.

He said, “You can’t imagine that between Lagos and Ibadan, we have replaced over 5,000 clips and close to 10,000 bolts and nuts on the track and it is not a good thing at all.

“Without those things on the tracks, accidents can occur.

“We know the volume of passengers on a train. So vandalism of rail infrastructure has to stop.”

According to him, this will not deter the government from extending the Lagos-Ibadan line to Kano in three years.