Nigeria’s Works and Housing Minister, Babatunde Fashola, has affirmed that the FG has not neglected the Lagos-Badagry expressway road rehabilitation.
Fashola assured that the Federal Government has not forgotten the ongoing Lagos-Badagry Expressway rehabilitation/reconstruction project as it is on the 2021 Sukuk funding priority list.
He listed funding challenges as a reason behind the slow work.
Fashola said that major drainage works were currently going on to upgrade the highway from its old status and ensure durable construction, noting that funding challenges were being resolved.
He said, “Lagos-Badagry Expressway is the real challenge. Again it is funding. We are owing the contractor. That is why I said if we can expand the Sukuk this year, we are going to look at a few more roads to add to it.
“If we succeed Lagos-Badagry Expressway is one of the top roads we are pencilling down for the Sukuk in 2021. If that happens, then the contractor will do his work but I think it is important to help us communicate to the people who use that axis that they are not forgotten.
“Work has started. There was a time when there was no contractor there, so, there is now a contractor,’’ the Minister said.
He pointed out that the Federal Government is diligently executing the project to ensure quality durable construction with adequate channels as the road has now become a superhighway due to development on that corridor.Follow us on social media