Fashola promises speedy completion of Sagamu-Ore-Ofosu highway

Babatunde Raji Fashola, Minister of Works, Power and Housing.

The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Raji Fashola, has assured Nigerians that the ongoing reconstruction of the Ajebandele-Sagamu section of the Benin-Ore-Ofosu highway would soon be completed.

Fashola stated this during the construction and asphalt underlay of the dual carriageway, Phase IV. He said the contract, which was awarded by the President Jonathan administration in 2014 was abandoned due to lack of fund.

He said since President Buhari’s administration came on board, with the intervention of Sukuk fund in 2017, the progress of work has improved significantly towards the October 2018 completion date.

The Minister, who was represented by the South West Director, Federal Highway, Engr. Emmanuel Adeoye, confirmed that about 17.3km has been completed from the 98.1km, representing 15.92 per cent of the job.

He said about N18b has been released to the contractor from the N71,648,176,867.38 budgeted for the project, pointing out that the Federal Government is committed to ensuring the completion, to boost business activities in the country.

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