Fashola provides an update on the Lagos-Badagry Expressway and the Lagos-Otta-Abeokuta projects


Mr Babatunde Fashola, Minister of Works and Housing, expressed satisfaction on Saturday with the pace of work on all three sections of the ongoing Lagos-Badagry Expressway rebuilding and rehabilitation project.

During a review of the highway, Fashola stated that remarkable progress had been made beyond where the project was in 2015.

He was accompanied on the inspection by Mrs Aramide Adeyoye, Special Advisor to Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Works and Infrastructure, Dr Frederick Oladeinde, the Commissioner for Transportation, and other senior engineers.

“This is evidence of the commitment of the Buhari administration to our infrastructure,’’ he said.

According to him, the project is part of the Lagos-Abidjan highway, which serves over 40 million commuters who travel all the way to Ivory Coast.

Nigeria, according to Fashola, has shown leadership by beginning construction on its own share of the project.

He stated that the final layer of construction had been completed on a 22-kilometer stretch of section three.

“We are in the last 22 kilometres section to Badagry roundabout, on one side, the Badagry bound side, our engineer’s representative said to me that except for the first three kilometres, work has been completed all the way to kilometre 22.

“What is left is just the wearing course that you see is being installed at kilometer one plus 800.

“So, it is just about 200 metres to kilometre 22. This is the part of the road that will be three lanes on a dual carriageway,’’ he said.

He described the status of several portions of the highway, revealing that sections one and two had been completed.

Fashola stated that section three finance was sustainable because the NNPC had taken over its funding.

According to NAN, three independent contractors are working on the roadway under the supervision of the Lagos State Government, FERMA, and the Federal Ministry of Works.

The Lagos State Government is supervising Section One of the project, which runs from Eric Moore to Okokomaiko.

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