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The Minister of Works and Housing,Babatunde Fashola on Wednesday said a total of N13.4 billion has been approved for immediate commencement of palliatives of the Lagos-Sango-Ota-Abeokutae expressway.
Fashola said the full reconstruction of the expressway will gulp N56 billion, saying that the Federal Government is not looking away on the deplorable conditions of Lagos-Sango-Ota- Abeokuta Road.
He added that Government is committed towards fixing the road.
The Minister, while speaking in company of Governor Dapo Abiodun of Ogun State at the inspection of Sagamu Interchange Bridges on Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.
He said the Federal Government was ready to borrow money to fix the deplorable road, which had elicited several protests by residents and motorists.
He added that the cost of reconstructing the entire road was put at N56 billion and the Federal Government.
He said the government would start the capital project first with the reconstruction of failed portions, which would serve as palliative measures with N13.4 billion.
“We are not looking away on the condition of Ota/Abeokuta road unlike some people are saying. The Federal Government in conjunction with Ogun State Government was committed towards fixing the road.
“Works would soon start to do palliative work on the failed portions and which shall be reconstruction so that when reconstruction of the entire road starts, it would not about waste of money, but a mere joining the portion to link each other.”
He however asked both governors of Ogun and Lagos, Dapo Abiodun and Babajide Sanwoolu, to prevail on the members of both Chambers of the National Assembly, representing the two states to influence and speak in favour of the road, when debates on 2022 Budget Proposal start.