FEC Approves N20bn For Ikorodu–Shagamu Expressway

The sum N20.9billion has been approved for the construction and rehabilitation of Ikorodu-Shagamu Expressway in Lagos by the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari in Abuja yesterday.

The Minister of Information, Lai Mohammed, who stood in for the Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, disclosed this to State House correspondents yesterday.

According to him, the project will reduce accidents on the highway and loss of production time. He added that the project, when completed, will enhance movement of petroleum products and agricultural produce.

Mohammed, who spoke on behalf of Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, said when completed, the Ikorodu-Shagamu project will save lives, reduce travel time and operating cost for vehicle operators and commuters.

He said: “The significance of the award of this contract is that it will reduce road accidents and loss of lives. Of course, it will reduce travel time and operating cost for transporters and commuters, and more importantly, it will enhance the movement of petroleum and agricultural products and also facilitate other commercial activities.

“If you remember, Mosinmi, the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) depot is along that line.”

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