FG begins N79bn Ibadan-Ife-Ilesa expressway reconstruction

The federal government says the reconstruction of the Ibadan-Ife-Ilesa dual carriageway will begin next month.

The minister of works and housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola, stated this during an inspection of ongoing federal road projects in Osun today .

The federal executive council had on the 25th of September last year, approved the reconstruction of the expressway.

Mr. Fashola said that the road, covering a distance of not less than 112 kilometers, would cost the federal government n79 billion.

The minister, represented by Mr. Funso Adebiyi, director of highways, south-west, said that the road, like every other road in the country, was of economic importance to the government.

In his final words, he noted that the reconstruction work would be completed in the next three years.

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