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March 23, 2020
Hon. Minister of Works & Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola,SAN (middle) flanked by the Director, Highways, Construction and Rehabilitation, Engr. Oluyemi Oguntominiyi (3rd left), Director, Highways, South South Zone, Engr. Godwin Eke (2nd left), the Federal Controller of Works in Rivers State, Engr. Johnson Fadire (right), the Assistant Chief Engineer, Rivers State Field Headquarters, Engr. Tarilade Enwereama (left) and others while speaking with journalists shortly after the inspection of the Reconstruction of Enugu- Port Harcourt Expressway, Section lV: Aba - Port Harcourt in Rivers and Abia States by the Hon. Minister on Thursday, 19th March 2020

Environmental And Other Factors Affecting Work On  Port Harcourt-Enugu,  Aba -Port Harcourt  Road- Fashola

The Honourable Minister of Works and Housing,  Babatunde Raji Fashola,  SAN said what was delaying the completion of the Port Harcourt- Enugu, Aba-Port Harcourt highway were  environmental and other factors.

Fashola stated this in Port Harcourt Rivers State  during an  inspection of the Port Harcourt - Enugu section of the highway.

He said: "We must first remember that if you do not have water,  you cannot be a Port City. Essentially,  we are building on water. It is a very challenging environment for infrastructure, " he explained.

He appealed to the host communities to be patient with  the Federal Government and show cooperation as Government was committed to providing bigger,  better,  wider and safer road for them.

"As you can see, our plan is to deliver eight lanes from what was four lanes since we intend  to make our experience better this rainy season than last year."

He added that though the work would  not finish this year,Government intended  to finish the four lanes,  divide the four lanes into two;  an incoming and out ward bound traffic that would facilitate free flow of traffic.

According to the minister,  that would serve as a form of relief to commuters and other road users  as nine Kilometres of the road from  Eleme junction is in between Port Harcourt urban and metropolitan.  "It is another challenge as it is  already  a built up area, " he said.

Speaking on why the road  construction was delayed,  Fashola stated, " A lot of sand filling is going on here,  the road is dug well over two metres and we have to remove the bad soil and replace it with good soil and this accounts for a lot of dredging work going on here."

He also explained that part of the road was passing through already built area,  some buildings had to go as well as relocation of power lines.  "These are the challenges and the reasons this road is taking time to be built."

Fashola further said that our experience this year would be better than last year. But he quickly called for the cooperation of commuters, communities, Local and State Governments to fast track  the construction of the road. "We expect people to cooperate with us.We expect  people not to park vehicles  on the construction sections because you obstruct traffic. Our highways are not parking lots" He directed  that any vehicle parked on any part of the construction sections of the highway should be  impounded.

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March 1, 2020

FINAL INSPECTION OF THE COMPLETED SECTION OF THE KARA END TO BERGER BUS STOP OF THE LAGOS IBADAN EXPRESSWAY IN LAGOS

Cross Section of the Completed Section of the Kara End to Berger Bus Stop of the Lagos Ibadan Expressway INSET Federal Controller of Works in Lagos Engr Adedamola Kuti 2nd right flanked by a Deputy Director in the Ministry of Works and Housing Engr Kayode Ibrahim and others while speaking with Journalists shortly after the Final Inspection of the Completed Section of the Kara End to Berger Bus Stop of the Lagos Ibadan Expressway by officials of the Federal Ministry of Works and Housing on Saturday 29th February 2020

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March 4, 2020

FASHOLA MEETS GOVERNOR AYADE DURING VERIFICATION TOUR OF THE INTER MINISTERIAL COMMITTEE ON THE REIMBURSEMENT OF EXPENDITURE INCURRED ON FEDERAL GOVERNMENT PROJECTS BY STATE GOVERNMENTS TO CROSS RIVER STATE

Hon Minister of Works Housing and Chairman of the Inter Ministerial Committee on Reimbursement of Expenditure Incurred on Federal Government Projects by State Governments Mr Babatunde Fashola SAN right and Governor of Cross River State Prof Benedict Ayade left during a post Verification tour meeting on the Reimbursement of Expenditure Incurred on Federal Government Road Projects Executed by the Cross Rivers State Government in Calabar Cross River State on Tuesday 3rd March 2020

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