Lagos State Deputy Governor, Kadri Obafemi Hamzat has flagged off the continuation of the construction of the ten-lane Lagos-Badagry Expressway, 10 years after work began there.
This was contained in a press release by Biola fagunwa, Director, public affairs, Office of the deputy governor.
Fagunwa stated that the Deputy Governor was accompanied to the Flag off by the Head of Service, Hakeem Muri-Okunola; Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Works and Infrastructure – Olujimi Hotonu; Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Transportation – Taiwo Salam; Permanent Secretary, Ministry of the Environment – Biodun Bamgboye, General Manager, CCECC Lagos – Bill Bian and Six Local Government Chairmen.
Speaking at the flag off, Hamzat said the return to the road marks the fulfillment of a promise made by the Sanwo-Olu Administration.
He further stated that the project covers specifically the Agboju to Trade Fair segment as well as the rehabilitation of the Eric Moore – Mile 2 stretch.
Hamzat charged Lagosians to obey traffic laws, while noting that the State Government will deploy Taskforce to clean up the area and ensure free flow of traffic.
He explained that Lagos State is handling Eric Moore to Agboju while FERMA will do a four-lane maintenance to Agbara while the Federal Government has awarded Agbara to Seme as a six-lane Highway.
In his remarks, the General Manager, Lagos Office of CCECC, Bill Bian assured Lagosians that the Corporation is committed to ensuring that the project is completed on schedule.