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Ogun approves reconstruction of Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway, 6 other projects –Official

One of the Collapsed Portions of Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway

*Governor (Prince) Dapo Biodun-led Ogun State Executive Council Governor approves the reconstruction of the popular Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway, and six major priority projects for attention

Alexander Davis | ConsumerConnect

Following the Federal Government’s concession of the reconstruction of major highway to the state 2023, Governor (Prince) Dapo Biodun-led Ogun State Executive Council Governor has approved the popular but collapsed Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway and six major priority projects for attention.

Engr. Dave Umahi, Honourable Minister for Works, in 2023, had announced the Federal Government’s approval of the Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway for reconstruction by the Ogun State Government.

ConsumerConnect learnt Hon. Kayode Akinmade, Special Adviser to the Governor on Media, noted the projects are the re-construction of six roads, including the Abule Egba-Ota/Sango-Abeokuta Expressway, and purchase of some equipment at the Gateway Agro-Cargo International Airport.

Hon. Akinmade disclosed the Ogun State Executive Council also approved the reconstruction of the 5.5km Ode Remo Junction to Sapade (phase 3), the rehabilitation of Ayepe Junction to Mayflower, in Ikenne Local Government and the reconstruction of Adesan Street, off Mowe-Ofada Road, in Obafemi Owode Local Government.

Other approvals, he stated, include the structural adjustment for the 19.2km Atan-Lusada-Agbara Road in Ado Odo/Ota Local Government and the construction of Hospital Road, Ogijo, in Sagamu Local Government.

The governor’s media aide  reportedly said the projects would ensure the provision of additional infrastructure in the course of constructing the road.

According to Akinmade, the purchase of some machinery and equipment at Gateway International Agro-Cargo Airport at Ilishan-Remo, would allow 24-hour flight operations and facilitate quick take-off of the internationally acclaimed Airport.

Aside from these, the Ogun State Government has also approved palliative work to be carried out at the Iyana Ilogbo Bus Stop along the Abule Egba-Ota/Sango-Abeokuta Expressway (ongoing now) following recent rainfall that led to flooding in the area, report said.

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