The Federal Government has announced that the ongoing rehabilitation, reconstruction and expansion of the Lagos-Ibadan dual carriage way has reached an appreciable level of completion.

It also reaffirmed its commitment to completing the project on schedule, adding that the Apapa-Oshodi-Oworpnshoki Expressway project would be completed by the end of 2021.

The Director, Highways Construction and Rehabilitation, Federal Ministry of Works and Housing, Funsho Adebiyi, made the disclosure during a visit to the project to assess the progress of work on the road.

He was quoted in a statement issued in Abuja by the spokesperson of the ministry, Boade Akinola, as saying, “We are satisfied with the quality of work going on and we are working to increase the pace of the work.

“Work is going on simultaneously on all sections of the dual carriage 127km Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.”

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Adebiyi said the trunk A road located in the South-West region of Nigeria was one of the busiest roads in Nigeria.

He explained that because of the strategic importance of the road, which connects the northern, southern and eastern parts of Nigeria, the Federal Government would do all that was necessary to complete the project on time.

On the level of work done so far, the Director, Highways, South-West, Kuti Adedamola, said, “We have made a lot of progress. Works on the two sections are going on simultaneously.

“Thirty-five kilometres of the 47km of Section l has been covered, giving us about 49.6 per cent completion level, while 55.39km of the 84km of Section II has been covered as well, giving us about 56.8 per cent completion level.”

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