- A female train driver, Bai Yang, has given Nigerians a tour of one of the train coaches that will be travelling the Ibadan and Lagos railway
- The luxury train is also air-conditioner-fitted and has screens for watching movies
- Yang said there are plans to train more female drivers soon to integrate into this male-dominated industry
As the Lagos-Ibadan speed rail project is about to be completed, a female train driver, Bai Yang, in a short video has taken people through the couch and what to expect.
Before going into the train, Yang said that the journey between Lagos Ibadan has been greatly reduced. She added that as a driver, it is very important that she checks the brakes and other important parts of the train before any journey.
On the train, she showed viewers how very spacious the inside is with comfortable passengers seats. She added that there is AC for those boarding and screens to watch movies.
Watch the video below:
Meanwhile, Briefly.co.za earlier reported that following the outbreak of coronavirus and it's spread across the world, Nigeria is set to feel a major impact in key projects being executed by contractors from China.
As a result of this, Rotimi Amaechi, the minister of transportation, revealed that the outbreak may delay the Lagos-Ibadan rail completion.
The minister on Thursday, 5 March said the delay in the rail project may not be unconnected to the fact that a high percentage of the workforce are trapped in China.
The China Civil Engineering and Construction Company (CCECC) is handling the execution of the Lagos-Ibadan double gauge rail line.
Amaechi noted that the Chinese government because of the virus prevented some of the workers from returning to Nigeria which has delayed work on the project.
In other news, Omobolaji Aduroja is one of the Nigerians holding their heads up high above the challenges in the country.
She is a Nigerian aircraft maintenance engineer (B2) who finished from the popular Nigeria College of Aviation Technology, Zaria. One of the core skills of Omobolaji is the ability to solve problems and use troubleshooting to rectify knotty issues.
She bagged her first degree in electrical and electronics engineering from the Federal University of Technology, Akure.
The Nigerian woman had her certification in the introduction to automation and control, electrical, and electronics engineering.
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