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June 18, 2022
Inset: Oni Ibereko of  Ibereko 1, Oba Israel Adewale Okoya listening with rapt  attention while the Honourable Minister of Works and Housing,  Mr Babatunde Raji SAN made a point of interest during the inspection visit to the completed portion of the Lagos-Badagry  Expressway project in Lagos State on the 5th June, 2022

Rehabilitation And Expansion Of Lagos–Badagry Expressway: Funding Substantially Addressed – Fashola

The Honourable Minister of Works and Housing, H.E. Babatunde Raji Fashola, SAN during his working inspection tour of the ongoing rehabilitation and expansion of Lagos – Badagry Expressway while fielding questions from  journalists remarked,   “The main problem on the Lagos –Badagry expressway project was always funding and budget , now that has been substantially addressed with the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) Road Infrastructure Tax Credit  Scheme and the contractor is progressing with the project  as we can see.”

‘’The Lagos –Badagry route is part of the Lagos –Abidjan highway which is about 1,048 Kilometres. It is also a very strategic investment Nigeria is making as Nigeria’s contribution to West African Trade and also for the local community,” he explained.

During the inspection, while interacting with the Oni Ibereko of  Ibereko 1, Oba Israel Adewale Okoya, Fashola urged the King to discourage some members of the communities from carting away construction materials meant for the road embankment for personal use, and to also tell his subjects  in the area to stop trading by the road side.

The Minister advised the Management of the Contractor handling the road project, China Geo-Engineering Corporation (CGC) Nigeria Limited to employ more staff and get more equipment in order to speed up the progress of work on the road before the weather condition and other factors start to impede the progress on the construction work.

One of the Community Chiefs in the area, Oni Ibereko of  Ibereko 1, Oba Israel Adewale Okoya speaking earlier said “ The completed portion of the road has brought succor to the people. In the past Badagry to Agbara used to be a journey of about four to five hours but the travel time is now less than 30 minutes, and the contractor keep working on the road , we are so happy. I thank President Muhammadu Buhari on behalf of our own son Babatunde Raji Fashola.”

The Oba assured the Minister that he would have meeting with his fellow chiefs and elders in the communities to ensure that the people stop trading by the road side and those carting away building materials would be handed over to the police if they failed to heed warning.

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Aug
05
2022

PICTURES: FASHOLA , UMANA, UMAR WORKING ON A SOLUTION TO EAST - WEST ROAD

Hon. Minister of Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola,SAN (2nd left),Hon.Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Mr Umana Okon Umana (right),Hon. Minister of State, Ministry of Works and Housing, Hon. Umar El-Yakub (2nd right) and Permanent Secretary in the Ministry, Mr. Bashir Nura Alkali (left) during a meeting on the proposed remedial works on Eleme Junction - Onne Port Junction at the Ministry of Works and Housing Headquarters, Mabushi, Abuja on Thursday, 4th August 2022.

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PHOTO NEWS
Aug
05
2022

PICTURES: FASHOLA , UMANA, UMAR WORKING ON A SOLUTION TO EAST - WEST ROAD

Hon. Minister of Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola,SAN (2nd left),Hon.Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Mr Umana Okon Umana (right),Hon. Minister of State, Ministry of Works and Housing, Hon. Umar El-Yakub (2nd right) and Permanent Secretary in the Ministry, Mr. Bashir Nura Alkali (left) during a meeting on the proposed remedial works on Eleme Junction - Onne Port Junction at the Ministry of Works and Housing Headquarters, Mabushi, Abuja on Thursday, 4th August 2022.

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