President Muhammadu Buhari has officially inaugurated the 157km double track Lagos-Ibadan standard gauge.
The inauguration ceremony took place on Thursday morning.
Some top officers, including three ministers, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila and all the governors of the South-West region, except that of Ondo who sent his deputy, were present at the occasion.
Some royal fathers, led by representatives from the Oba of Lagos, Oba Rilwan Akiolu; the Alake of Egbaland, Oba Gbadebo, witnessed the occasion.
President Buhari, who had earlier appeared in an interview on a television programme this Thursday morning, arrived at the ornately decorated venue, which was the Mobolaji Johnson Railway Station, Ebute-Metta, at exactly 10.25 am.
While addressing Nigerians, the President expressed happiness that the project was inaugurated during his tenure.
He expressed commitment to the on-going massive infrastructural development across the country.