Following a report that the Redeemed Christian Church of God has taken charge of the palliative work being done on the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, the Ogun State Government has dismissed this as untrue. The Ogun state government in a statement on Thursday by the Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Media, Adejuwon Soyinka, stated that the project is being done by the state Ministry of Works and Infrastructure. According to the statement, “The ongoing palliative work on the Lagos-Ibadan expressway is being handled by the Ogun State Ministry of Works and Infrastructure. Concerned about the plight of commuters on the ever busy Lagos-Ibadan expressway, the Ogun State Government, on Tuesday, embarked on palliative work on some bad portions of the expressway.
“Not minding the fact that it is a federal road, Governor Ibikunle Amosun, who was worried about the plight of commuters that spend hours in traffic gridlock on the road, directed the state Ministry of Works and Infrastructure to immediately fix the bad portions of the road and also construct drainages. In giving the directive, the governor was particularly concerned about the need to immediately bring relief to the road users especially as the Redeemed Christian Church of God and other churches on the ever busy road are also billed to hold events that will attract millions of worshippers this weekend.
“The intervention job on the ever busy expressway is an initiative of the Ogun State government to rescue millions of Nigerians who spend hours in the gridlock occasioned by some bad portions of the road. It is also on record that the Ogun State Government had carried out similar palliative measures on the Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway, Sagamu-Ogijo-Ikorodu road and other federal roads within the state because the state is strategically located in such a way that goods and passengers going to all other parts of the country have to pass through the Gateway state.”