Unforseen factors stall Lagos – Ibadan expressway construction – controller

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Umar Bakare, The Federal Controller of Works, Lagos,has stated that the recent fuel scarcity and cash shortages were the unforeseen factors that have stalled the completion of the Lagos -Ibadan expressway.


Inspite of assurance givenby the Lagos State Government last week to partner with the Federal Government to ease the situation, especially around the Kara Bridge/Berger-OPIC axis, motorists have lamented the supposed slow pace at which work is taking place which has led to gridlock.


Bakare revealed that they were on course to complete the road project but the CBN’s monetary policies as well as the fuel scarcity were responsible for the slow pace.


“The first phase of the project is for us to deliver from 7Up which is point 00 of the project up until the Shagamu interchange to deliver the main carriageway. We had earlier promised to deliver at the end of this quarter.”


“We did not envisage the fuel shortage issue that affected the progress of work, the cash crunch issue that affected the progress of work at some point,” he said


The Controller also revealed that he was optimistic the inconveniences motorists were experiencing on the highway would reduce come April for the partial completion.


“This time around we are looking at the end of April give or take amongst other things,” he said.

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