The Presidency has approved N13.4 Billion for the immediate commencement of palliatives of the Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway.
The full reconstruction of the road, according to it, will gulp
Works and Housing Minister, Babatunde Fashola, who made this known while speaking in the company of Governor Dapo Abiodun of Ogun State at the inspection of Sagamu interchange bridges on Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, said efforts are also ongoing to address the deplorable conditions of Lagos-Sango-Ota-Abeokuta Road.
Fashola explains that the government is committed to fixing the road through borrowing.
The Minister added that the reconstruction of failed portions of the road with palliative measures totalling
The Minister asked Gov. Abiodun and his Lagos State counterpart, Babajide Sanwoolu, to prevail on the members of the National Assembly in the two states to push for the project when debates on the 2022 budget proposal begin.
Meanwhile, Governor Dapo Abiodun has assured that palliative works on the bad portions of the Lagos-Ota and Ota-Idi-Iroko Roads will be concluded by December.
Gov. Abiodun who gives the assurance while accompanying Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, on an inspection of the ongoing road projects in the state, said the rehabilitation exercise will reduce the hardship being experienced by commuters along the two kilometres roads.
The governor explained that the Federal Road Maintenance Agency (FERMA) will carry out the palliative measures on the affected roads.
While speaking on the Ota-Idi-Iroko Road, Governor Abiodun said talks are ongoing with Chief Mike Adenuga, the owner of Globacom Telecommunication to handle the reconstruction of the road with tax credit subject to approval by the Federal Executive Council.
The governor said that Dangote Company had agreed to reconstruct the N70 billion Papalanto Road, as well as Epe-Ijebu-Ode Road.
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