Tinubu To Commission Newly Rehabilitated Road Projects In Lagos Today

By Alice Etuka, Abuja

President Bola Tinubu will today commission the recently reconstructed Apapa-Oworonshoki-Ojota-Oshodi Expressway and the newly rehabilitated Third Mainland Bridge in Lagos State.

Special Adviser ( Media) to the Minister of Works, Barr. Orji Uchenna announced this in a statement issued on Saturday, May 25, 2024.

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He disclosed that President Tinubu will also officially flag off the commencement of the coastal highway and other legacy highway projects being undertaken by Federal Ministry of Works.

One of the rehabilitated roads for commissioning, Apapa-Oworonshoki-Ojota-Oshodi Expressway, is a 36.02 km expressway. It is a crucial link connecting Nigeria’s premier ports—Apapa and Tin Can Island Ports as well as the Murtala Mohammed International Airport, to the larger part of Lagos as well as other parts of Nigeria through the arterial routes of Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, leading to other parts of Nigeria.

The reconstruction which commenced in 2018 and completed in 2024, was executed in four sections using Continuously Reinforced Concrete Pavement (CRCP) by Dangote Industries Limited under the Tax Credit method of infrastructure funding, with Hitech Construction Nigeria Limited as the subcontractor.

The statement read in part:
During his visit to Lagos, President Tinubu will also flag off the construction of major highway projects, both physically and virtually. They are:

“The 700-Kilometre Lagos-Calabar Coastal Highway: This inter-state highway will traverse nine states along Nigeria’s coastal shoreline, starting from Lagos and terminating in Calabar, Cross River State.

“Virtual flag-off of the design and procurement for the 1000km Sokoto-Badagry Highway.

“The flag-off and commissioning of these projects demonstrate the administration’s commitment to infrastructure transformation and Mr. President’s vision on road infrastructure as a catalyst for national socio-economic advancement”.

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