Lagos-Ibadan Road To Be Completed Before Christmas – Minister

The Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, late Sunday, said the rehabilitation of the 127km Lagos-Ibadan Expressway was near completion, with only 21km left to be completed.

Speaking on Channels Television’s ‘Sunday Politics’, the minister said the road project was expected to be delivered by December 2022, before Christmas.

He noted that the Berger part of the road in Lagos, which is being handled by Julius Berger Nigeria Plc, has about 6km left to be completed, while the Ibadan part of the road, which is being handled by the Reynolds Construction Company (Nigeria) Limited, has 15km left to be completed.

While projecting a December deadline for the completion of the project, the former Lagos State governor said there was a challenge that had slowed down the pace of work in the Ibadan part of the road.

He said the Oyo State government was constructing a drainage facility around the Ojoo part of the road, which, according to him, had significantly slowed down the pace of work in that area.

He, however, said he was already in talks with the Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde, to resolve the challenge.

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