Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the Governor of Lagos State, has urged the Federal Government to give appropriate financing for the Lagos-Badagry Expressway, which serves as a crossroads for West African countries.
He claimed that the Lagos State Government had taken a risk by constructing a 10-lane roadway on the Lagos-Badagry Expressway, which had already covered over 18 kilometers. As a result, he urged the Federal Ministry of Works to push the project forward and bring it to Badagry.
During a courtesy visit to the Lagos House, Ikeja on Monday, Governor Sanwo-Olu encouraged the Federal Government to expedite the building of the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, which was led by its chairman, Hon. Abubakar Kabir Abubakar.
The Governor, who praised House of Representatives members for traveling to Lagos to examine the Federal Ministry of Works’ efforts in the state, said immediate action should be made to repair the Otedola Bridge section of the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway to avert frequent accidents on the axis.
“We are pleased with the level of work done on Apapa-Oshodi Road, but we need to return to perform a lot of clean-up,” he stated. There is still a side road that has to be finished.
We understand that this is a special dispensation due to the usage of Order 8, but we can still go back and clean up the places, particularly around the Tin-Can Port and Apapa Port, so that traffic can flow freely in those regions and up to Ijora.
“I am aware of one that lacks sufficient funding: the Lagos-Badagry Expressway.
“The Lagos-Badagry Expressway is a major international thoroughfare. We’ve heard that Ghana, Benin Republic, and Togo have completed their own; it’s the Trans-West Africa Corridor, which consists of five countries.