This Day (Lagos)

Nigeria: Lagos-Ibadan Road Rehabilitation to Last Eight Weeks

The rehabilitation of the Lagos-Ibadan expressway would last eight weeks, the Minister of Works, Mike Onolememen has said.

The Minister, who inspected rehabilitation works being carried out by the two contractors Messrs Julius Berger Plc., and Reynolds Construction Company Limited Monday, said the cost of rehabilitating failed sections of the road was the same rate applied in 2010 in carrying out similar works on the Oshodi Apapa road.

He said, "Our engineers are right on plan with the contractors. If you are doing an emergency work, as it is in this case, what is important is that you have a contractor who is already deplored in that part of the country and in this case, Julius Berger Nig. Plc., that is working for us in Lagos at the Oshodi-Apapa expressway and the rate that was given to them in 2010 is the rate we are applying in rehabilitating section one of this expressway."

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