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Sagamu-Benin, Lagos-Ibadan roads to be inaugurated before end of 2022

The Sagamu-Benin and the Lagos-Ibadan expressways are to be commissioned before the end of 2022, President Buhari stated this while inaugurating five key projects in Ogun State.

Addressing residents of the State, the President commended Governor Dapo Abiodun for delivering visionary and trail-blazing projects for the people, despite the prevailing and challenging circumstances occasioned by the Covid-19 pandemic.

The President noted that the lofty projects; the Gateway City Gate, the 42-Kilometre Sagamu Interchange-Abeokuta Road, the 14-kilometre Ijebu-Ode-Epe expressway, and 2 Housing Estates for low, medium  and high-income earners at Kobape and Oke-Mosan in Abeokuta could not have materialised without the state government’s huge investment and commitment to the security of lives and property.

He noted that such efforts had made Ogun State one of the safest and most peaceful states in the country, and investors’ destination of choice.

President Buhari particularly expressed satisfaction by the quality of the road projects and the creative way the Governor had deployed resources to reconstruct and rehabilitate them.

He noted that the roads had also fitted well into the Federal Government’s rail transportation masterplan connecting Lagos—Kano with Ogun State having more rail stations, along the Lagos-Ibadan rail corridor.

The President announced that the Federal Government would consider extending tax credit as a funding option for the reconstruction of the roads, as done for the 100-kilometre Sagamu Interchange—Papalanto—Ilaro Road.

Similarly, the President promised to consider the approval of the reconstruction of Sagamu-Ogijo Road by the Nigerian National Petroleum Company (NNPC) Limited, under the tax credit scheme.

Reporting by Abdullah Bello; editing by Muzha Kucha