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Lagos-Ibadan Expressway will be commissioned soon, Osinbajo assures


Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo engaging some traders during the inauguration of TraderMoni at Takie Market in Ogbomoso, Oyo State…yesterday

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has assured that the Lagos/Ibadan Expressway would soon be commissioned, while the Oyo-Ogbomoso road would be given attention by the federal government.

Osinbajo stated this yesterday during a visit to the Soun of Ogbomoso, Oba Jimoh Oladunni Oyewumi, Ajagungbade 111 and in his addressed residents of the town at Soun Ogunlola Hall, Ogbomoso, Oyo State.

The vice president said despite paucity of funds, the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration had executed numerous lofty programmes and projects, such as TraderMoni, Home Grown School Feeding Programme, N-Power, MarkerMoni, rehabilitation and construction of many roads, construction of railways, among others.


He disclosed that the Federal Government would not relent in executing more laudable programmes, adding that the number of beneficiaries of Home Grown Feeding Programme would be increased from 9.2 million children to 12 million, while 500,000 beneficiaries of N-Power would be leap-frogged to 1.5 million.

He stated: “Since we assumed office, we decided that we would work for the development of the country, despite the paucity of funds. Even with paucity of funds, we would be executing one project after the others. We decided to be prudent.

“Lagos-Ibadan Expressway will be commissioned by the end of the month. We are working towards bringing more development to Nigeria. The Oyo-Ilorin-Ogbomoso Road will soon be completed, ” he assured.

Osinbajo, who described the Soun as his father, apart from being a royal father, said the monarch has vision for the development of Yoruba land.

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