19 years after, Ibadan-Ilorin expressway still under construction – Senator Abdulfatai Buhari

Chairman, Senate Committee on Land Transport, Dr. Abdulfatai Buhari on Thursday stated it was worrisome that the Ibadan-Ilorin expressway which was first awarded in 2001 is but to be accomplished.

Buhari, who represents Oyo North on the Nationwide Meeting made the remark in Iseyin city throughout an empowerment program.

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The lawmaker famous that it’s unhappy and painful that the street which development began in the course of the regime of President Olusegun Obasanjo remained uncompleted 19 years after it was awarded.

Buhari who had earlier raised an alarm that the outdated Ibadan- Ilorin was not motorable, urged the federal authorities of Nigeria to make sure that the brand new expressway is accomplished to forestall additional lack of lives on the dangerous street.

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The All Progressives Congress (APC) stalwarts maintained that he is not going to relent in mounting strain on the federal authorities till the street is accomplished.

He stated, “I completely agree with you, it’s unhappy, it’s unhappy that the street continues to be not accomplished. I had raised an alarm that the Ibadan-Ilorin expressway was not motorable.

“It’s worrisome that the street continues to be not accomplished 19 years after.

“I do not forget that there was an incident, I used to be driving and there was an accident which concerned college students. 18 of them and all of them died. We had been shedding tears. The next Tuesday, I moved a movement on the chamber on the difficulty. However, the one factor they did was some palliatives on the street. They promised that they’d do the primary specific.

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“However, the excellent news is that work from Oyo has now reached Elega, it stays from Elega to Ogbomoso now to hyperlink Ilorin street.

“What they all the time inform us is that it’s funds, fund, fund. We is not going to relent, we’ll proceed to harass, we’ll proceed to place strain on them until the street is accomplished.

“I’m doing this for the good thing about my constituents, there are some individuals who will profit immediately. Possibly that is the one factor that they may profit in a democracy. So, I’m proud that I’m doing it.

“There isn’t any means you possibly can fulfill your folks, even with this, there is no such thing as a means you possibly can fulfill them. However, I’m joyful that some folks will likely be joyful immediately”.


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