The Lagos State House of Assembly has approved the sum of N153 billion requested by Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu to contract the Lagos Rail Mass Transit (LRMT), also known as the Red line and Blue line, respectively.
The announcement was made public by a member of the Lagos House of Assembly, Honourable Jude Idimogu via Facebook.
Idimogu disclosed that the House unanimously approved the report of the House Committee on Finance, as submitted by its Chairman, Honourable Rotimi Olowo, at its plenary session on Monday.
He said, “Governor Sanwo-Olu had on Monday, September 14, 2020, sought the approval of the assembly for the amount to enable the government finance the construction of the Lagos Rail Mass Transit from Marina to Agbado (Red Line); from Mile 2 through Alaba, Iganmu to Marina (Blue Line),” he said.
He explained that N93 billion would be sourced through Differentiated Cash Reserve Requirements of Central Bank of Nigeria Intervention Facility; from the First Bank of Nigeria, United Bank for Africa and Zenith Bank, for the Red line, while 60 billion would be sourced from DCRR CBN Intervention Loan funds for the Blue line.Follow us on social media