The incoming administration of Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu will inaugurate the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, Works and Housing Minister Babatunde Fashola has said.
Fashola, who dropped the hint during an extraordinary Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting on Tuesday, said the opening of the reconstructed dual-carriage highway will now be done on June 30.
Yesterday’s special FEC at the chamber in the State House, Abuja, was presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari.
The inauguration of the project was shifted because it could not be delivered by Julius Berger Nigeria.
Fashola said: “There is a critical section in the four-kilometre last mile to Lagos. It is technical but what has delayed it is that we found black cutting soil under the pavement.
“We have decided that we will remove it and replace it so that we do a proper job instead of being in a hurry to commission it. That will be deferred to the next administration and the expected completion date is the 30th day of June.”