President Tinubu to Commission Major Infrastructure Projects in Lagos State 

President Bola Tinubu is set to commission significant infrastructure projects in Lagos State today, May 26, 2024, marking his one-year anniversary in office.
These projects include the reconstructed Apapa-Oworonshoki-Ojota-Oshodi expressway and the newly rehabilitated Third Mainland Bridge.
A statement issued by Barrister Orji Uchenna Orji, the Special Adviser on Media to the Minister of Works, announced President Tinubu’s itinerary, which includes the flagging off of the construction of the Lagos-Calabar coastal highway and other legacy highway projects managed by the Federal Ministry of Works.
The 36.02-kilometer Apapa-Oworonshoki-Ojota-Oshodi expressway serves as a vital link connecting Nigeria’s premier ports—Apapa and Tin Can Island—to the Murtala Mohammed International Airport and various parts of Lagos, as well as other regions via the Lagos-Ibadan expressway.
Originally constructed between 1975 and 1978, the road had significantly deteriorated over the years, causing substantial delays in goods evacuation from Apapa Wharf. Reconstruction efforts, initiated in 2018 and completed in 2024, were undertaken by Dangote Industries Limited through the Tax Credit method of infrastructure funding, with Hitech Construction Nigeria Limited as the subcontractor.
In addition, the 12.5-kilometer Third Mainland Bridge, linking Lagos Island to the Mainland, will also be commissioned.
Initially commissioned by President Shehu Shagari in 1980 and completed by President Ibrahim Babangida in 1990, the bridge underwent extensive rehabilitation recently to enhance its structural integrity and prolong its lifespan.
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