The Nation (Nigeria)

Quality of work on Ijebu Ode-epe Expressway excites Abiodun

•Ijebu Ode-epe Expressway to get hotel facility, trailer park

- From Ernest Nwokolo, Abeokuta

OGUN State Governor Dapo Abiodun has said that the Ijebu-ode-epe Road, which is 90 per cent completed, will be provided with hotel accommodat­ion and trailer parks to ease the stress of long distance travellers and motorists.

Abiodun also cited security check points, fire and ambulance stations, and towing points as other facilities that would be provided along the road to respond to accidents or any other emergencie­s.

The governor gave this position while speaking with reporters after he inspected the progress of work done on the road at the weekend.

He noted that the road project started in February 2020, but experience­d some delay due to the COVID-19 pandemic. He expressed satisfacti­on with the level of progress made, saying “with the work done so far, the project is 90 per cent completed”.

According to him, given the level of developmen­t along the axis, especially in the Lekki Corridor of Lagos State, the road when completed would become a major evacuation point for industrial activities.

He said the state government has created industrial parks that would accommodat­e education, health and automobile cities.

He added that the road was chosen for constructi­on by the people and that it was among the 270 kilometres of roads built by his administra­tion in the last two years as a deliberate initiative to ease of doing business in the state.

The governor said constructi­on of a flyover was ongoing at the Ijebu-ode end of the road to put an end to the sufferings and unnecessar­y loss of lives on Sagamu-ijebu Ode-benin Expressway.

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