- The repair of Lagos-Abeokuta road will in no time be taken over by Lagos and Ogun state governments
- This is as Governor Dapo Abiodun has met President Muhammadu Buhari for the federal government's approval
- Abiodun disclosed this to journalists after meeting with the president on Thursday, September 3
After many ordeals and much waiting, Lagosians and residents of Ogun state who ply the Lagos-Abeokuta expressway now have good news waiting for them.
The Lagos and Ogun state governments have decided to take over the reconstruction of the dilapidated road which belongs to the federal government.
The governor of Ogun, Dapo Abiodun, disclosed to journalists that he has met President Muhammadu Buhari for the federal government to hand over the responsibility to both states.
Governor Abiodun revealed that he needs the president to inform the ministry of works and housing about the development so that funds used for the repair can be refunded to Ogun state later.
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The governor told reporters: “I also shared with him the pains on the Lagos-Ota-Abeokuta road as well. I came with a letter that I have written earlier on and pictures, to show him the deplorable state of this road. The Lagos-Ota-Abeokuta road is probably the second busiest road in this country."
He lamented that a major road like the one connecting Lagos port to Agbara has been left in a deplorable state for a very long time.
"Our biggest industrial hub in this country is the Agbara Industrial Estate. There’s a road that goes from Agbara to Lusada to Atan," Abiodun added.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that there was chaos along the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway following an explosion involving four trailers on Sunday morning at Kara Bridge.
The Lagos state Sector Commander of FRSC, Olusegun Ogungbemide, made the announcement in a statement in Lagos.
Ogungbemide said: “Following the unfortunate crash that involved three fuel tankers and one other trailer that were engulfed in inferno in the early hours of the day, FRSC operatives immediately mobilised and invited fire servicemen to extinguish the fire.
“The situation, expectedly, impaired traffic situation around the scene of the fire outbreak and beyond."
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