FG blames rain, gridlock for delay in completing Lagos-Ibadan Expressway

Written by on May 1, 2023

The Federal Government has blamed heavy rainfall and gridlock for the delay in completing the reconstruction of the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway by the end of April.

After failing to meet up with the December 2022 deadline for the completion of the road project, the Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, had set a new completion date of April 30.

Speaking he said, “The earlier completion date of 30th of April, we were unable to meet that target because of some factors, majorly the heavy rain which we experienced since March and April and of course the unexpected heavy traffic.”

He, however, assured motorists plying the route that the Federal Government was determined to complete the project but said he couldn’t give an exact date of completion as he couldn’t predict the weather.

So, as we move into the next month May, we expect that the rain will still be heavy and it will be a bit difficult but what we want to assure motorists is that we are determined to complete this project; we are fully on the ground.

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