Nigeria will Work in my Time – Tinubu Commissions Apapa-Oworonshoki-Ojota Expressway

Nigeria will Work in my Time – Tinubu Commissions Apapa-Oworonshoki-Ojota Expressway
President Bola Ahmed Tinubu
President Bola Ahmed Tinubu

Nigeria will Work in my Time – Tinubu Commissions Apapa-Oworonshoki-Ojota Expressway

President Bola Tinubu on Sunday inaugurated the newly reconstructed Apapa-Oworonshoki-Ojota-Oshodi Expressway, a 36.02km expressway connecting Nigeria’s premier ports – Apapa and Tin Can Island – to bigger elements of Lagos State.

President Tinubu, who carried out the symbolic unveiling of the plaque of the concrete-paved street on the Gbagada stretch, additionally nearly inaugurated the just lately rehabilitated Third Mainland Bridge.

Talking on the inauguration of the initiatives, executed by the Federal Ministry of Works, the President, represented by Senate President Godswill Akpabio, stated the Apapa-Oworonshoki-Ojota Expressway would improve entry to the ports, increase industrial actions, and spur financial growth.

Initially constructed between 1975 and 1978, the street had deteriorated considerably over time, inflicting extreme delays within the evacuation of products from Apapa Wharf.

The reconstruction of the street was executed in 4 sections, utilizing Constantly Bolstered Concrete Pavement (CRCP), by Dangote Industries Restricted below the tax credit score technique of infrastructure funding, with Hitech Development Nigeria Restricted because the subcontractor.

The rehabilitated Third Mainland Bridge, the longest of three bridges connecting Lagos Island to the mainland, spans about 11.8km.

It was commissioned by President Shehu Shagari in 1980 and accomplished by Basic Ibrahim Babangida in 1990.

The bridge just lately underwent vital rehabilitation to enhance its structural integrity and lengthen its lifespan.

”It is a nice feat by any requirements, and it’s all for Nigeria. I congratulate the Ministry of Works and the contractors for the nice work.

”It isn’t solely in Lagos that these good issues are taking place. From the Presidential Villa in Asokoro to the AYA Roundabout within the capital metropolis (Abuja), you’ll discover a substantial amount of work and a few of these initiatives might be commissioned this week,” the Senate President stated.

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The Minister of Works, Engr. David Umahi defined the explanation for the usage of concrete know-how in setting up the street, noting its sturdiness, in addition to the rising value of bitumen utilized in making asphalt.

‘‘We wish our contractors emigrate to the usage of concrete know-how for street development,’’ the Minister stated, whereas describing the inauguration of the street as one other plus on the utility of tax credit within the nation.

On the Third Mainland Bridge, the Minister defined that the undertaking went past mere rehabilitation.

”We needed to change all of the growth joints, and we additionally observed that over time all the upkeep on the bridge was just for the floor and that created a number of tremendous elevation, pot holes, and elevated the lifeless load on the bridge leading to elevated deflection,” he stated.

In his remarks, the Everlasting Secretary, Federal Ministry of Works, Dr. Yakubu Kofarmata introduced that President Tinubu had directed the ministry to finish Abuja-Kano Street inside one 12 months.

He assured Nigerians that Makurdi-Enugu Expressway was on the verge of completion and that different federal street initiatives throughout the nation are receiving consideration.

In response to the Everlasting Secretary, the Minister of Works, Engr. Umahi has saved Nigeria a complete of N1.19 trillion by way of renegotiations of some ongoing street undertaking prices throughout the nation.

”What we’re witnessing at the moment is Nigeria working below the Renewed Hope Agenda of this administration, and the willpower to have a greater Nigeria the place infrastructural amenities are functioning,” the Everlasting Secretary stated.

The Deputy Governor of Lagos State, Dr. Femi Hamzat expressed gratitude to the President and the Federal Ministry of Works for fixing the roads, thereby lowering journey time from 7 hours to 1 hour and quarter-hour.

”About two years in the past, a number of firms on the Apapa-Oworonshoki-Ojota Street moved from this axis due to the deplorable state of the street.

”We’re grateful to Mr. President, the Ministry of Works, Dangote Group and Hitech Development Restricted for the present state of the street and likewise for the Third Mainland Bridge,” the Deputy Governor stated.

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