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Too much Delay In Completion Of East-West Road – Ex Militant leader writes to Buhari

Former leaders of militants groups in the Niger Delta have written to President Muhammadu Buhari over the need for the completion of the East-West road project and an increase in the funding of the Presidential Amnesty Programme in order to secure lives, encourage security and increase capacity of youths in the region.

The ex-militant leaders also urged President Muhammadu Buhari to ensure the successful completion of the Ogoni clean-up and compel oil multinationals to engage youths from the region in gainful employment to sustain the ongoing peace in the area.


I am not corrupt, I maintain my integrity – Buhari said

National President of Leadership, Peace and Cultural Development Initiative, Pastor Reuben Wilson also known as General Pastor, called for spirited efforts by all stakeholders to further drive development initiatives in the Niger Delta region.

He said, “We are appealing to President Buhari to help complete the East-West Road which has become a death trap, causing loss of lives and damage to vehicles.

“We also call on him to look into the Ogoni clean-up to ensure the project is successfully completed.

“He should compel oil companies working in the region to engage youths in the region to avoid restiveness instead of importing workers from outside.”


Lagos-ibadan: Gridlock to continues as Berger/Kara Bridge set to resume Jan. 6

Motorists and other users of the Berger/Kara Bridge section of the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway may have to brace for another round of gridlock as reconstruction work will resume by Monday, January 6, in the area, NobleReporters learnt

The barricade on that section of the road was on Sunday, December 1 removed to enable motorists to move freely during the festive period.

The Federal Controller of Works, Lagos, Mr Adedamola Kuti, told our correspondent on Thursday that workers were expected to return to the site by January 6 and speedily complete the remaining part of the section.

Before the road was opened in early December, vehicles, both inbound and outbound Lagos, were diverted to the outbound lane up to Isheri Junction, before redistributing to the normal lanes and was a major challenge to motorists due to gridlock.

The gridlock on the busy corridor, especially whenever there was an accident or a breakdown of articulated vehicle forced many commuters to drive against traffic, further compounding the problem.

He stated that work had been completed on the inbound Lagos section, adding that during the break, palliative construction work continued on the outbound part of the road.

Kuti said, “When we return to site, work is expected to be faster at the Kara Bridge end because we are fully in the dry season unlike the other time when the work started.

“Everything will be faster and we will likely have speedy completion on most parts of the road.”

He stated the work would be completed by mid-February.

“Now that we are in the dry season, all hands must be on deck so we can spend less time and finish before the rains begin,” he said.

Julius Berger, the contractor handling the section 1 of the road from Old Toll Gate to the Sagamu Interchange, had diverted both the inbound and the outbound traffic to one side of the road on September 2, when reconstruction of the Berger/Kara Bridge part of the Lagos/Ibadan Expressway commenced.

On the Magboro/Ibafo section of the road, Kuti said it could not be opened during the festive period due to the level of work.

“We haven’t reached a stage where we can open that section for safety reasons, which explains why we had workers on the ground during the Christmas period and up until now,” he said.

According to him, the work on that section is also expected to be completed by February when the contractor will open another section for reconstruction.

The Ogun State Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps, Mr Clement Oladele, said motorists should obey traffic rules to avoid chaos on the road.

“In other climes, when people see road signs around construction zones, nobody forces them to obey. I urge motorists and members of the public to do what is right,” he said.

Oladele stated that officials of the FRSC would do their best to control the traffic situation throughout the road reconstruction period.


Minister of works, Fashola Commends Chief Michael Ade Ojo. (Reasons)

The Minister of Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola, has commended business mogul and Founder of Elizade Motors, Chief Michael Ade Ojo for his contributions toward the development of the Ilara-Mokin community in Ondo State.

His commendation was at the recent inauguration of the 6-kilometre road network in Ilara-Mokin, near Akure, Ondo State, constructed by Chief Ade-Ojo.

Ilara-Mokin also hosts Elizade University, also founded by Chief Ade Ojo.

Fashola lauded Ade-Ojo’s commitment toward investing in the development of his immediate community.

According to him, infrastructure development plays a key role in community and national development.

“This 6-kilometre road construction which connects Ilara-Mokin and Ikota will ramp up social and economic growth to both communities, bringing transformation to Ondo State and Nigeria by extension.

“The road construction has also led to the creation of jobs for both skilled and unskilled workers, and other professionals who were involved in the project,’’ Fashola said in a statement by him.

Expressing his gratitude to Ade-Ojo, the minister said that it was remarkable for an individual to embark on an infrastructure development that contributes meaningfully to the speedy actualisation of community growth and the enhancement of the citizens’ welfare.

The occasion was graced by many dignitaries, including the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, Ojaja II, the wife of the Ondo State Governor, Mrs Betty Anyawu-Akeredolu and the Alara of llara-Mokin, Ondo State, Oba Abiodun Aderemi Adefehinti.