This was contained in a statement on Wednesday by Adeshina Odunuga, spokesman for the Lagos State Ministry of Works and Infrastructure.
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The News Agency of Nigeria reports that House of Representatives Committee on Works, led by its Chairman, Alhaji Abubakar Kabir, was on oversight inspection tour of Agbara and Seme section of Badagry expressway on Wednesday.
He said Lagos State Government has taken a leap to start a 10-lane highway on the Lagos-Badagry Expressway and it has already done almost 18 kilometres of the road. He therefore appealed to the Federal Ministry of Works to push it further and take it to Badagry.
Adeyemi told the News Agency of Nigeria in Badagry that the expressway had become a deathtrap to the people plying the road.
The state police command’s Spokesperson, CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, said in a statement that Odumosu gave the directive on Friday while addressing Area Commanders and Divisional Police Officers in the command.
The defendant, 25, who resides at No. 11, Oke Ado St., Molete Ibadan, was brought before the court on three-count charge of alleged reckless driving, driving without a valid license and causing injury to another.
Oladeinde, in a statement, identified the affected portions to include Maza-Maza, Signal Barracks and Mile 2.
The governor said that the project would help ease traffic burdens on the ever busy Lagos-Badagry Expressway.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that no commercial buses were seen plying the roads, while passengers were seen stranded at various bus stops.
The Federal Roads Maintenance Agency, an agency set up for the monitoring and maintenance of roads recently announced that the ongoing rehabilitation works of a section of the Lagos-Badagry Expressway are currently 88 per cent complete.
FERMA South West 2 Zonal Coordinator, Rufus Onimisi, said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Lagos on Thursday.
Ganiu Lawal, Assistant Director, Public Affairs of the LSPWC, told the News Agency of Nigeria that the massive rehabilitation drive was to meet up with the state government’s vision of zero potholes and gridlock.
The Federal Controller of Works in Lagos, Olukayode Popoola, told the News Agency of Nigeria on Friday in Lagos that Section 3 of the project between Agbara and Badagry was experiencing accelerated construction due to increased funding.
David, representing Badagry in Lagos State House of Assembly, told a Constituency Stakeholders’ Meeting on Thursday in Ibereko, Badagry, that the road remained a “painful nightmare of every Badagry resident.”
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the protesters blocked the expressway with two articulated vehicles at Agbara, preventing vehicles from coming or going out of the area.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that at least 10 persons died and four others missing after a boat en route Badagry capsized at Kirikiri, Lagos on Wednesday.
Addressing a news conference in Lagos on Wednesday, Setonji David, the lawmaker representing Badagry Constituency II in the Lagos State House of Assembly, said the road had become a “national embarrassment”.
The Onimeke of Imeke Kingdom told the News Agency of Nigeria on Saturday that motorists were facing untold hardship since the contractors abandoned the highway linking Nigeria with other other ECOWAS countries six months ago.
Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Friday gave marching orders for the completion of the Trade Fair – LASU Gate portion of the Lagos-Badagry expressway within eight months.
Kuti told journalists that government would endeavour to ensure free-flowing traffic in spite of ongoing construction works.