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Infrastructure: Tinubu’s administration to inaugurate Lagos-Ibadan Expressway June 30 –Minister

A Stretch of Lagos-Ibadan Expressway

*Babatunde Fashola, Minister for Works and Housing, explains the contractors are expected to complete ‘a critical section in the four-kilometre last mile to Lagos’ and deliver the entire project for commissioning Friday, June 30

Isola Moses | ConsumerConnect

The Federal Government has disclosed that the incoming administration of Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu will commission the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway currently being reconstructed Friday, June 30.

Mr. Babatunde Fashola, Honourable Minister for Works and Housing, said this at an extraordinary Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting held Tuesday, May 23, in the State House, Abuja, FCT, and President Muhammadu Buhari presided over the session.

The government is said to have shifted the commissioning of the dual carriageway because Julius Berger Nigeria could not deliver it before the end of this administration.

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.”

The Minister also explained: “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 some projects implemented by his ministry across the country.

Some of the projects Buhari commissioned virtually 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.

ConsumerConnect reports  President Buhari inaugurated the Second Niger Bridge, which was opened Tuesday.

The governors of the South-East region have renamed the iconic project after Buhari.

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