FG promises to complete Ibadan-Ilorin Expressway

FG promises to complete Ibadan-Ilorin Expressway

Chairman, Senate Committee on Works, Senator Kabiru Gaya, has said the Federal Government would complete the Ibadan-Ilorin Expressway by 2019,  14 years  construction of the highway started. He disclosed this at the flag off ceremony of the remaining 52 kilometres that have not been constructed on the expressway, leading from Oyo to Ogbomoso. The ceremony was held at the boundary of the Oyo-Ogbomoso Road.

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo had awarded the road in 2002 and divided the highway to three lots. The first lot from Ibadan to Oyo and the third lot from Ogbomoso to Ilorin have been completed, while the second lot from Oyo to Ogbomoso was abandoned for many years. Daily Sun gathered that the flag off of construction of the second lot was facilitated by Senator Monsurat Sunmonu, representing Oyo Central senatorial district in the National Assembly.

The project was officially flagged off by Oyo State governor, Abiola Ajimobi, who emphasised the importance of good road network on economic development of any country, describing road infrastructure as a major contributor to economic development. Read more

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