- For those who think that President Muhammadu Buhari made empty campaign promises before his election, there are ongoing projects to change their minds
- The Federal Ministry of Works and Housing is currently carrying out repairs on the Lagos-Ibadan expressway
- This is one aspect of the Next Level agenda propagated by the president during his campaign
The President Muhammadu Buhari-led federal government is not resting on its oars in bringing to fruition its Next Level agenda for the people of Nigeria.
To prove this, the government, through the Ministry of Works and Housing, has given a progress report on the reconstruction of the Lagos-Ibadan expressway.
On its Twitter page, the ministry revealed that serious works are ongoing on the section one (Lagos-Shagamu) of the project.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that the federal government on Sunday, March 1, reopened the entire Kara Bridge inbound and outbound sections on Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.
A heavy deployment of Federal Roads Safety Corps (FRSC) officials were noticed, to give support to construction workers removing diversion barriers.
The workmen removed demarcations on various sections of the 600 metres outbound Lagos carriageway where traffic was diverted between Kara Bridge and the Isheri Junction intersection.
All debris and construction materials were cleaned up before FRSC at exactly 1:40 p.m. led a motorcade that led motorists outbound Lagos into the newly completed 600 metres stretch.
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Motorists inbound Lagos felt eased as gridlock on the lane disappeared immediately as each lane totalling 1.2km was opened to traffic without merging at any point.
Some elated road users who spoke to journalists praised the federal government and the contractors of the project.
They, however, called for speedy completion of the entire Lagos Ibadan Expressway corridor. Sadia Aturu, a resident of Magboro said that the opening of the Kara Bridge would remove all the hardships and avoidable accidents on the highway.
“Last week my husband slept on this road. He could not get home because there was an accident.
“We thank the government for this work but they should do more because we are really suffering on this road,” she said.
A commercial motorcycle operator, Nura Yahaya, lauded the construction which he noted would reduce the congestion that made passengers patronised commercial motorcyclists on the highway. Malam Ibrahim Kasimu-Zaria, a perishable foodstuffs dealer, praised the federal government for the repair, saying that “goods can now arrive Lagos on time’’.
He, however, appealed for speedy completion of other sections on the highway to boost commercial activities and reduce travel time.
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