Lagos State Government has said it is awaiting Federal Government’s green light to commence reconstruction of Okokomaiko/Seme border section of the Lagos-Badagry expressway.
The Special Adviser to Gov. Akinwunmi Ambode on Environment, Babatunde Hunpe, made the disclosure in Badagry on Monday.
Hunpe said the state governor was seriously working towards getting Federal Government’s approval to repair the road.
Motorists and commuters experienced untold hardship while in gridlocks on Lagos-Badagry expressway due to its terrible state and ongoing rehabilitation, which started 10 years ago.
According to the aide, the governor is worried about the plight of motorists and has directed the contractor handling the ongoing Eric Moore-Okoko section to hasten the construction of the road.
He said, “Recently, Gov. Ambode visited sections of the Okokomaiko-Badagry expressway where people complained bitterly about the terrible state of the road. I was part of the entourage.
“After the visit, the governor directed Lagos Public Works Corporation (PWC) to do palliative work on the road until approval is given by Federal Government to take over the road and start construction work.”
Hunpe gave assurance that work would soon begin on the Okokomaiko-Seme border section of the expressway once the state receives approval from the Federal Government.
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