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Reps urge FG to fix Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway

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The House of Representatives has urged the Federal Government to fix the deplorable Lagos-Abeokuta expressway from Abule Egba to Sango.

The House passed a resolution to this effect on Tuesday, following the adoption of a motion sponsored by Hon. Benjamin Olabinjo.

In his lead debate, Hon. Olabinjo lamented the deplorable state of the road, which he said poses severe safety hazards for road users, due to potholes, uneven surfaces, and inadequate road markings. He also noted that the poor road conditions have resulted in severe traffic congestion, increased transportation costs, and hindered the growth of businesses along the route.

“The House also notes that the deplorable state of the Lagos-Abeokuta expressway from Abule Egba to Sango, which has become a death trap for motorists and commuters.

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“The House is concerned that the Impact on Livelihoods of people living along the Lagos-Abeokuta expressway has been seriously affected as limited accessibility due to road conditions hampers daily activities, including access to schools, healthcare facilities, markets, and employment opportunities. Swift repair is crucial to restore normalcy, enhance economic opportunities, and improve the quality of life for residents.

“The House is also concerned that the deplorable state of the road has resulted in severe traffic congestion, causing significant delays and disruptions in the movement of goods and people.

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“This has negatively impacted economic activities, increased transportation costs, and hindered the growth of businesses along the route. Urgent repair and rehabilitation are necessary to alleviate traffic congestion and promote economic development in the region.

“The House is worried that the state of the road creates a negative impression of the region and deters potential visitors and tourists because is one of the major routes connecting two significant states, which serves as a gateway to the Lagos and Ogun States.

“The House is also worried that the poor road conditions hinder tourism potential, impede regional development, and adversely affect the local economy,” he said.

To this end, the House urged the Federal Ministry of Works and Housing to allocate adequate resources, including funding and manpower, for the timely repair, reconstruction, and comprehensive rehabilitation of the Lagos-Abeokuta expressway. The House also mandated the Committee on FERMA to carry out rehabilitation on the failed portion of the road, and the Committee on Legislative Compliance to ensure implementation.

The Speaker of the House, Hon. Tajudeen Abbas, mandated the House Committee on FERMA to carry out rehabilitation on the failed portion of the Road. He also mandated the Committee on Legislative Compliance to ensure implementation.

 

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