BREAKING: We Will Prioritise All Federal Roads – Minister

LAGOS – The Minister for Works, Engr.David Umahi has stated that the President Bola Ahmed led administration would prioritise the construction and rehabilitation of strategic Federal roads across the country.

Umahi, who dropped the hint, while on an inspection tour of ongoing road rehabilitations in Lagos, also said that the Federal Government would carry out resurfacing of the Third Mainland Bridge, just as it pays more attention to concrete reinforcement of roads in the country….CONTINUE READING

The minister inspected the three bridges that linked the mainland and Island in Lagos, also, disclosed that the government was more concerned about happenings underneath the bridge.

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According to him, the ministry has been liasing with the contractor handling the project and will mobilised as soon as the ministry receive the necessary details of the ongoing investigation.

Umahi also inspected the 30.5km Ikorodu-Sagamu road, which is currently about 85 percent completed. However, he said that Ikorodu axis of the road will be redesigned.

He, however, commended the contractor handling the project for maintaining a good standard of work and for keeping to the contractual agreement with the government.

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However, while on inspection of the Ikorodu-Itoikin road, the minister urged the Lagos state government to take responsibility of maintaining the rod for the time being; while the federal government will rehabilitate and dualised the 34km single lane road.

He said: “I can assure that within the next 60 days this contract is going to start with concrete pavement,” he said.

Also in response to the delapitating nature of all federal roads in Edo State, the minister said the ministry is willing to speedup approval for the state government to carry out rehabilitation of the bad potions.

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“If he approaches the minister of works and seek permission even if he sends me requests by WhatsApp or whatever means, I will give him approval within two hours so that he can start; but I’m going to visit Edo state and I am going to look at those roads,” he said….CONTINUE READING