Would you believe it’s been five years since the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway has been under construction? Over the weekend, the Senate Committee on Works went on a visit to road projects in Lagos. It was led by the Chairman, Kabiru Gaya.
The contractor for the said project, Julius Berger concluded that the Sagamu-Lagos end of the project would be completed by 2021. The project has been on since Goodluck Jonathan’s regime in 2013.
As a result of funds and the need for expansion of the road, the completion was extended from 2017 as stipulated earlier. Thamm Olaf, The Operations Manager informed the Senate Committee on Works last Sunday while on tour to road projects in Lagos.
Kabiru Gaya, the chairman leading the committee, stated his displeasure about the slow pace of the work despite the funds that have been put into it since the work began.
He stated that the Federal Government had increased the cost of road infrastructure from N500bn to N600bn in the 2019 budget so as to facilitate the construction of roads.
“The project is good as it will take care of traffic but we are not happy with the speed and so we expect the contractor to increase the pace of work, even though there were amendments on the road,” he said.
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