Lagos State Government resumed construction of the Lagos-Badagry Expressway on Tuesday, July 2, 2019, about ten years after it embarked on the project.
Present to kick off the project was Dr Kadri Obafemi Hamzat, Deputy Governor of Lagos State, who said that the continuation of the construction was in fulfilment of the promise made by the Governor Sanwo-Olu to Lagosians on July 2, 2019 visit, and to also relieve the sress commuters experience in plying the road daily.
Addressing the people at the premises of the (CCECC) or China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation, who are handling the project, the number two chief executive of the state said that the Sanwo-Olu government would fulfill all promises made to the people. Areas covered by the project include Agboju to Trade Fair and Eric Moore, a stretch of Mile 2. He said:
“We must obey the law. Citizens’ co-operation is critical to what successes we will be able to record during this tenure. We must also monitor the project and report progress and observations to us.”
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The deputy governor flagging off the construction resumption
Hamzat acknowledged efforts of the Federal government on the project, and disclosed that federal and state government agencies would be visible along the road down to Seme border. According to him, Eric Moore to Agboju was being handled by Lagos State Government while a four-lane maintenance down to Agbara would be handled by FERMA. Also, a six-lane highway has been awarded to Seme by the Federal Government.
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Speaking further, the deputy governor said that a task force would be deployed by Lagos State Government to ensure free flow of traffic and clean up the axis.
Expansion of the Lagos-Badagry Expressway was started by the Babatunde Raji Fashola led government in 2009 to ease movement between the country and neighboring West African countries.