Today 2 June, 2023

Tinubu’s Government to inaugurate Lagos-Ibadan expressway – Fashola tells FEC

Tinubu’s Government to inaugurate Lagos-Ibadan expressway – Fashola tells FEC

The incoming administration of Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu will inaugurate the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, Works and Housing Minister Babatunde Fashola has said.

Fashola, who dropped the hint during an extraordinary Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting yesterday, the opening of the reconstructed dual-carriage highway will now be done on June 30.

Yesterday’s special FEC at the chamber in the State House, Abuja, was presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari.

The inauguration of the project was shifted because it could not be delivered by Julius Berger Nigeria.

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Fashola said: “There is a critical section in the four-kilometre last mile to Lagos. It is technical but what has delayed it is that we found black cutting soil under the pavement.

“We have decided that we will remove it and replace it so that we do a proper job instead of being in a hurry to commission it. That will be deferred to the next administration and the expected completion date is the 30th day of June.”

After giving the update, Fashola invited the President to virtually inaugurate commission some projects implemented by his ministry across the country.

The projects are: Dr. Goodluck Jonathan Federal Secretariat in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State; the Ebele Okeke Federal Secretariat in Awka, Anambra State and Malam Yahaya Gusau Federal Secretariat in Gusau, Zamfara State.

Others are the Loko-Oweto Bridg, linking Nasarawa and Benue states; the Ikom Bridge in Cross River State the completed section of the over 200-kilometre Kano-Kaduna Expressway

He said the Second Niger Bridge, which was opened yesterday, has been named after President Buhari.

Fashola said: “And because my colleagues in cabinet and the governors of the South-East who have spoken to me have decided that the Second Niger Bridge must have a name, in consultation with them, we have decided we would also declare open the Muhammadu Buhari Second Niger Bridge linking Anambra and Delta states.


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