Transportation

FG Intensifies Efforts To Complete Reconstruction Of Lagos-Ota-Abeokuta Road

Minister of Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola has announced the federal government’s decision to review the contract for the reconstruction of Lagos-Ota-Abeokuta road.

Mr. Fashola made this known during an inspection of ongoing construction works at the Toll Plaza, Lotto axis of the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway. 

Minister of Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola (centre, white hard hat) and Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun (centre, yellow hard hat) speaking to newsmen during the inspection.

The minister explained that the Lagos-Ota road project which was inherited from the previous administration, was initially awarded in the year 2000 with the contract sum of 6 billion naira currently required the sum of 56 billion naira for its completion.

The minister also disclosed that the reconstruction of Ota/Idi-Iroko road would be handled by a notable investor in the private sector through Tax Credit System funding after the approval of the Federal Executive Council, FEC.

While sympathising with the motorists passing through the roads, Mr. Fashola said government needed the support of lawmakers in making funds available for infrastructural development in the country.

In a remark, Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun also announced plans by the Federal Road Maintenance Agency, FERMA to embark on the rehabilitation of Lagos-Ota Abeokuta and Ota/Idi-Iroko roads with a view to reducing the hardship encountered by commuters along the roads.

Governor Abiodun who described Ota as the industrial hub of the state, said people of the area would soon heave a sigh of relief as the rehabilitation of deplorable portions of Lagos-Ota-Abeokuta and Ota Idi-Iroko roads would be completed before the end of the year. Bolanle Adesida

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