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.

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

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