Fashola said this during the inspection of the work on the bridge, which he said was targeted at ensuring the safety of residents and road users.
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The Minister disclosed this on Monday in Abuja at a Town Hall Meeting on Protection of Public Infrastructure.
While inspecting the bridge and other road projects in Lagos State on Saturday, Fashola warned that the encroachers risk forceful eviction after the extension.
Fashola gave the assurance in Lagos on Saturday during an inspection tour of road projects in the state.
The Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, made the disclosure on Saturday during inspection of the Rehabilitation of Outer Marina Road and Eko Bridge through Apongbon Bridge with Access Ramps Project.
This shows an increase of N642.2 billion of the N155 billion it originally approved for the rehabilitation of the highway.
He said this during an interview on Bond FM on Sunday.
The Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, had announced the closure of the bridge on July 24, 2020 for repair works to be carried out on it but the government on Saturday reopened the bridge which spans over 11.8km.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Fashola gave the assurance during a radio phone-in programme.
Fashola received the document from Michael Ohiari, acting-Director-General, ICRC, at a formal handover ceremony on Friday in Abuja.
The Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, disclosed this to State House Correspondents at the end of the Council meeting presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari.
Boade Akinola, the Director of Press and Public Relations in the ministry, in a statement to newsmen on Sunday quoted the minister as saying this while handing over a 2km internal road project rehabilitated and reconstructed by his ministry at the Federal University of Agriculture, Makurdi, Benue State.
The Minister gave the update on Thursday during an inspection of construction work on major roads and bridges in Lagos State.
This was contained in a statement by Kayode Opeifa, the Executive Vice Chairman of the task team, on Tuesday in Abuja.
Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, made this known when he briefed State House correspondents at the end of the council meeting, presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari at the State House, Abuja.
Also, the government says it would continue to place high premium on youth development programmes through strengthening of inter-agency collaboration and identification of employment and capacity development opportunities for its teeming youth population.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the swearing-in took place just before the commencement of the weekly virtual meeting of the Federal Executive Council, in the Council Chambers, Presidential Villa, Abuja.
The Ministers of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola and his Water Resources counterpart, Sulaiman Adamu, made the disclosure when they briefed State House correspondents on the outcome of the FEC meeting.
The PDP however described as disheartening that a highly respected minister like Fashola has failed to explain how such amount of money was allegedly diverted through surreptitious payments in 654 tranches to 21 private bank accounts in a space of two months, a situation which the party said highlights the level of rot in that ministry in the years of its existence under his watch.
The minister, a chieftain of the APC and former governor of Lagos State, said this on Tuesday in Abuja while fielding questions from newsmen on his plans and where he would want to belong in the 2023 general elections.