Over 100 locals trained for Lagos-Ibadan speed train

The China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation (CCECC) has trained one hundred and sixty-seven (167) persons to handle operations on the Lagos-Ibadan Standard Gauge.

The trainees include engineers from various units of operations – mechanical, electrical, structural, as well as technicians and commercial division.

They will pioneer the technology transfer and are also expected to train other workers in their divisions as part of the local content component of the contract on the Lagos-Ibadan train corridor.

The first phase of training began on May 9 and ended on June 7, while another phase will end on July 7.

The one-month training is part of deliverables for the Lagos-Ibadan railway project by the CCECC for operators of the railway line -the Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC) and the Federal Ministry of Transportation, on the various aspects of the Railway operations.

According to the Deputy Managing Director of CCECC Xia Lijun, the training is part of processes to be observed preparatory to the final handover of the Lagos-Ibadan railway system.

In his speech, the Director of Rail Transport Services in the Federal Ministry of Transport, J. A. Yusuf congratulated the trainees for being part of the operational staff of the Lagos-Ibadan railway modernization project.

He said the program will help the government’s aim of increasing local content and improving the technical knowledge of Nigerians in handling and operating its infrastructural assets.



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