The Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Works and Housing, Alhaji Babangida Hussaini said the Federal Government is dealing with the challenges of compensation payment and relocation of services slowing down Lagos-Ibadan Expressway rehabilitation and reconstruction project.
Hussaini who said this during a technical inspection of roads in Lagos noted that the speed of work on the project was impressive. He gave the assurance that the project would be delivered in December 2022 as scheduled.
He said, “Overall, the progress of work is impressive. Actually, let me just say that part of the challenges we are having are compensation issues, and also the relocation of existing utilities. This is what is slowing us down and this is why I am here.
“And I can see that we have to really work fast to match the progress of work but overall the project is moving at the right pace and we hope it should be completed on schedule.”
Hussaini further explained that about 20 owners of properties demolished for the construction of an interchange bridge at Lotto axis of the Lagos Ibadan Expressway were yet to be compensated by the Federal Government.
According to him, the compensation would be paid after completion of the survey and other due diligence. He added that work on that section was one of the very critical ones on the Lagos – Sagamu stretch of the expressway.