FG Inaugurates Reconstructed Apapa- Oworonshoki-Ojota Expressway In Lagos - EDU-BIZNEWS


Monday, May 27, 2024

FG Inaugurates Reconstructed Apapa- Oworonshoki-Ojota Expressway In Lagos

The reconstructed Apapa-Oworonshoki-Ojota Expressway has been finally inaugurated on Sunday in Nigeria's commercial city of Lagos by the Federal Government , almost six years after the project started 

Senate President, Godwill Akpabio who  represented President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, inaugurated the strategic road project during  the commissioning ceremony, with Minister of Works, Dave Umahi, Chairman of Dangote Group, Aliko Dangote, Lagos State Deputy Governor, Obafemi Hamzat, Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and others also in attendance.

The  reconstruction of Apapa-Oworonshoki-Ojota Expressway  was carried out by the Dangote Group in conjunction with the Federal Government.

Chairman of Dangote Group, Aliko Dangote attributed the long period of completion of the road to inability of government to give the company the entire section of the road to handle the project from the initial stage, saying  the government initially gave the company only sections one to three of the road before realising that the section two that was built with asphalt was also bad.

 He added that they were only given the section two when they were almost done with the sections one and three.

The Chairman of Dangote Group said the occasion marked a significant step in the journey towards transforming Nigeria’s infrastructure landscape.

Dangote praised the quality of the road, recommending that the Federal Ministry of Works consider replacing Nigeria’s asphalt roads with concrete roads.

Also speaking at the event, Minister of Work,  Umahi praised the construction company Hitech, saying that no other one can compete with them when it comes to concrete road construction.

He said that the work done by the Federal Government on the Third Mainland Bridge, another project for commissioning same day, was more that rehabilitation work.

Similarly, the Senate President hailed the work done on the Apapa-Oworonshoki-Ojota Expressway and the Third Mainland Bridge. He said it is a great feat by any standard.

After the commissioning of the Apapa-Oworonshoki-Ojota, the Senate President and other government officials left to join President Tinubu in the flag off of the Lagos-Calabar Coastal Highway.

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