Additional N64bn Has Been Approved for Lagos-Ibadan Expressway-FG

Additional N64bn Has Been Approved for Lagos-Ibadan Expressway-FG

Additional N64bn Has Been Approved for Lagos-Ibadan Expressway-FG

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) has approved N64.108 billion to commence the construction of a 43 kilometres’ part of section one of the Lagos-Ibadan expressway as reported by the Nations.

The Minister of Power, Works and Housing Babatunde Fashola, disclosed the news after about six hours’ FEC meeting chaired by President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

He was with Minister of State for Agriculture Heneiken Lokpobiri, Minister of Health Isaac Adewole, Minister of Water Resources Suleiman Adamu and Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity Garba Shehu.

The new approval, Fashola said, is to accommodate the changing factors occurring on the project and also to modify the bitumen for the road to withstand heavy vehicles.

“This covers Glover leaves, pedestrian bridges, toll plazas for that section so as to accommodate changing nature of that road since conception. So many new structures, religious institutions, factories, universities and increased human activities that have come up along that road.

“The inherited design didn’t provide for all these at all. The second section under RCC about 80 kilometres will come to council to incorporate similar works, including drainage works etc, when we finish procurement,” the minister said.

 

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