The Nigerian Army has relocated some of its units and formations located at Yaba to Epe to pave way for the expansion of railway project in Lagos State.
The units relocated are the 81 Division Base Ordinance Depot, printing press and tailoring factory.
The Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai, during the ground breaking for the construction on Saturday, said that the relocation would lead to enhanced military presence in the area.
The Army Chief also commended the paramount ruler of Epe, Oba Kamorudeen Animashaun, for his continuous support for Nigerian army in its operations and the relocation of the unit base to the area.
The Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, represented by Deputy Director, Rail Transport Services, Barry Odii, said that the ministry decided to support the army because of its cooperation in relocating the units from Yaba railway corridor.
The Chairman, Epe Local Government Area, Doyin Adesanya said that the people of Epe were happy with the coming of the military to the area.