FG TO DELIVER A RECONSTRUCTED APAPA /OJOTA EXPRESSWAY WITH A 40 – YEAR LIFESPAN.
Uploaded by Michael George on December 29, 2019
Users of the ongoing reconstructed Apapa – Oshodi – Oworonsoki – Ojota Expressway in lagos state, will be enjoying a pleasurable motoring experience, as the project on delivery will last a forty- year period because of its reinforcement with a rigid pavement.
Minister of Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola made this known after inspecting two sections of the project between Creek road- Apapa and Oshodi.
Mr Fashola while appealing for more patience of the road users, assured that the thirty – two kilometer project would be delivered by the scheduled time of December 2020 ,while being executed in alternations and opened for use.
He noted that the value – chain of jobs created at the project sites, lends credence to the promise of President Muhammadu Buhari, that one hundred million people will be lifted out poverty.
Also speaking, the President of Dangote Group, which is financing the project under the Executive Order 5 Tax Credit Scheme, Alhaji Aliko Dangote said the project was being funded to the tune of almost seventy- three billion naira and will end up being the best in Africa.
Alhaji Dangote expressed satisfaction that economic activities had improved tremendously at the Liverpool axis of Apapa, due to the progress of the reconstruction.
In his briefing during the tour, the Federal Controller Works in Lagos state, Mr Adedamola Kuti, described the replacement of the flexible pavement with the rigid one as the highpoint of the project, because it will now conveniently withstand the tonnage of heavy duty vehicles that ply the route.
Correspondent Abiola Peters reports that the two – year contract for the reconstruction of the Apapa to Ojota Expressway into ten lanes was billed to commence in November last year but actually took off in April this year.