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22 May, 2018
Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola on an inspection

FG Commences Rehabilitation of Ikorodu-Sagamu Road, Says It Will Boost Economy

The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola, on Monday said the rehabilitation of the Ikorodu-Sagamu Road would boost agriculture and the economy of Lagos. Fashola said the road was strategic to industrailisation and agricultural development which were the priorities of the Buhari administration. He added that the road was strategic and would promote the growth of agricultural activities, boost business for industries in the axis and create employment opportunities. He listed the Odogunyan Industrial Estate, the NNPC Mosimi Depot and other firms as some of the beneficiaries of the project.

“The present government is very strong on agric and very strong on industrialisation and, indeed, on energy,” he said. According to him, the project had a national outlook and urged politicians to shun sentiments and focus on the developmental goals when constructing projects. “President Muhammadu Buhari has said I should tell you that not only are you getting Ikorodu-Sagamu Road, work has also started on Lagos-Ota Road to Abeokuta. And work would continue on Lagos-Ibadan expressway. “And if we get approval in the 2018 budget, hopefully, we would be able to start work on the last part of the Lagos-Badagry Expressway,” he said. He said the contractors’ first priority was to stabilise the road before the rains start.

He urged residents to be patient and cooperate with the contractors as the construction was likely to cause them some inconveniences. General Manager, Arab Contractors Nigeria Limited, Mr Wael Salem said, “We would try our best to make the road motor able.” The Ayangburen of Ikorodu, the traditional ruler of Ikorodu, Oba Kabiru Shotobi, represented by Otunba Ayodele Elesho also thanked President Buhari for making the project a reality. “I have the mandate of Kabiyesi to thank you,” he said. He assured the contractors of the cooperation of residents of the community. Sen. Gbenga Ashafa, Mrs Abike Dabiri-Erewa, President Buhari’s senior special Assistant on Foreign Affairs and Diaspora, Mr Jimmy Benson, Federal House of Representatives member representing Ikorodu Federal Constituency and others commended the Buhari administration.

They all noted that the important road had been abandoned by previous administrations and appealed to the contractors to deliver the project on schedule. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the 30.1-kilometre road links the Ikorodu round about in Lagos and Sagamu in Ogun State. The project is being handled by ARAB Contractors Nigeria Limited and has a completion period of 36 months.

Source: (NAN)

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27 April, 2018

DUALIZATION OF LOKOJA BENIN ROAD SECTION 1 PHASE 1 18KM BYEPASS SUKUK FUNDED 7KM KM 41 48

Dualization of Lokoja Benin Road Section 1 Phase 1 18km byepass SUKUK funded 7km km 41 48

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5 June, 2018

FASHOLA MALAMI ONNOGHEN AT THE 4THIIPELPNJI ANNUAL JUDGES WORKSHOP ON PETROLEUM GAS AND POWER SECTORS WITH THE THEME THE JUDICIARY AND POWER SECTOR RECOVERY PROGRAMMELEGALCOMMERCIAL AND REGULATORY ISSUES

Hon Minister of Power Works Housing Mr Babatunde Fashola SANleft Hon Minister for Justice and Attorney General of the Federation Mr Abubakar MalamiSAN middle and Chief Justice of Nigeria Hon Justice Walter Onnoghenrightshortly after theOpening Ceremony of the 4thIIPEPNJI Annual Judges Workshop on Petroleum Gas and Power Sectors with the theme The Judiciary and Power Sector Recovery Programme Legal Commercial and Regulatory Issues at the Aloysisus Katsina Alu Seminar Hall National Judicial Institute on Tuesday 5th June 2018

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