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FG to begin repairs of roads

The Federal Controller of Works, Lagos, Mr. Godwin Eke, said on Sunday that the Federal Government was set to begin rehabilitation of the Apapa-Oshodi Expressway and other federal roads in Lagos.

Eke told newsmen while inspecting the highway that construction giant Julius Berger had submitted cost estimates for the repairs of the Ilasamaja/Berliet/Iyana Itire sections of the Apapa/Oshodi expressway.

He, however, said that the Federal Ministry of Works was waiting for approval of the 2016 budget, to begin the repairs.

Eke said that the site inspection became necessary, “to assess the current situation of the highway”.

The Controller expressed sadness over the failed portions and apologised to road users on behalf of the federal government, stating that all failed sections would receive priority attention.

He appealed to road users on the Apapa-Oshodi expressway to be patient, adding that government was pained by the hardship faced by motorists due to the bad portions.

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