- Introduce Routine Maintenance for Lagos-Ibadan Road
The House of Representatives Committee on Works has said that the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway should be given routine maintenance after its rehabilitation in order to avoid it reconstruction in a few years to come.
The Chairman of the committee, Mr. Toby Okechukwu, said this during an inspection of the road by members of the committee.
He stated that although there had been delays on the project, enough progress had been made, adding that the committee would address the issue of introduction of weighbridges and warehouses, which was suggested by the project manager.
Okechukwu said there would be alternative routes for commuters during the festive period to ease the flow of traffic.
According to Wolfgang Panzei, the project manager, the issue of lack of maintenance will make the road to deteriorate and also affect its lifespan.
Okechukwu said that there was a bill presently in the House on the issue of maintenance of roads, which would be dealt with in a short while.
The Deputy Chairman of the committee,Abubakar Amuda-Kannike, urged the contractor not to extend the time of contract in order for commuters to start benefitting from it as funds had been made available for the continuation of the project.