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FG warns Lagos-Ibadan road users on speeding

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By Okunloye Abiodun Segun

Removal of the highway roadblocks will facilitate traffic-free movement.

In order to facilitate the free movement of vehicles in the Ibadan communities of Soka and Sanyo, the Federal Government has eliminated all highway roadblocks and obstructions. Mrs. Forosola Oloyede, the Ogun Controller of Works for the Federal Ministry of Works and Housing, who oversaw the removal on Saturday in Ibadan, gave a warning to motorists as well as other road users passing the Expressway of Lagos-Ibadan to keep driving carefully and desist from speeding, particularly during the festive season.

According to Oloyede, who is also the Engineer in Control of Section II of the highway, the barriers were taken down per an instruction from Mr Babatunde Fashola, the Minister of Works and Housing. She states that Fashola has authorized the removal of traffic barriers from all Federal Highways where construction is now taking place in preparation for the Christmas season. She said that eliminating the roadblocks in Section II of the route would improve traffic flow along the roadway.

The expressway project will be completed by March 2023 – RCC.

Mr. Naor Narkis, the Project Manager for Reynolds Construction Company (RCC), which is in charge of the project, stated during his comments that the work had reached the 85 percent execution stage. Narkis promised Nigerians, particularly drivers, that by March 2023, his firm would complete the project. In order to give their employees time off for the coming Christmas and New Year festivities, he stated RCC would shortly take a break, but by January 2023, they will start work to finish the project.

Moreover, On behalf of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Mr. Adelaja Ogungbemi urged drivers to follow the law on the road during the holiday season. Drivers and passengers in other vehicles should be aware of their surroundings at all times for the sake of everyone’s safety on the road. Ogungbemi said drivers should take the road seriously and not take the festive period off as a time to relax. He encouraged motorists to use quality tires, refrain from overloading, and be calm at all times while driving.

Road users commend the government for the initiative.

Speaking to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), some motorists affirmed that the Federal Government and the construction firm had removed the blockage from the highway. They also thanked the government for responding to road users’ concerns regarding bottlenecks on the Ibadan Toll Gate–Sawmill–Onipepeye Bridge highway axis. Mr. Rotimi Adeniyi, a cab driver on the Tollgate–Iwo Road route, said that removing the roadblocks will help him increase his earnings by allowing him to travel on a straight road without congestion. John Olayemi, a Lagos-Ibadan commercial driver, indicated that removing barriers on Sections I and II of the highway will reduce his and other motorists’ driving time. He also urged the contractor to do a good job so that the road endure longer.

Mrs. Eunice Ogunsola, an employee of the government who lives in the Soka neighborhood of Ibadan, stated that the recent development would prompt her to report to the State Secretariat early. For the past two months, she complained that the journey from her house to her workplace has been quite difficult. She expressed gratitude to the government and RCC for eliminating the obstructions, saying that this will make driving safer for everyone. Ogunsola told NAN that she had previously wasted hours stuck in traffic due to the barrier but that things would soon change.

Drivers should be cautious not to misuse the road.

However, The road may be smooth, but Oloyede warns drivers not to be lured to exceed the speed limit. The supervisor has announced that 5 pedestrian bridges will be built on Section II of the road, with construction set to begin anytime. She explained that the original date of completion for the project was December 2022, but that was pushed back due to some difficulties beyond their control. However, she guarantees that everything will be finished by March 31, 2023.


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9 months ago

FG warns Lagos-Ibadan road users on speeding – Removal of the highway roadblocks will facilitate traffic-free movement. – Express your point of view.

Abusi
Abusi
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9 months ago

Motorists should be careful at the way they drive. They should no that they are not meant to speed anyhow. Their speedometer has a rate it must not pass they must ensure they obey it.

Tonerol10
Tonerol10
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9 months ago

FG warns Lagos-Ibadan road users on speeding. Our drivers need to be very careful while driving to avoid road accident and the cause of accidents

jdpumping
jdpumping
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9 months ago

Especially during the festive period drivers need to be cautious of the way they drive and their speed on the high way because of accidents and other unforseen occurrences.

Adesanyaj72
Adesanyaj72
Member
9 months ago

It is wonderful that the Federal Ministry of Works and Housing, which supervised the removal on Saturday in Ibadan, is putting their attention on this matter.

Chibuzor
Chibuzor
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9 months ago

This is a reminder to motorists as well as other road users who are traveling on or near the Expressway of Lagos-Ibadan to continue driving cautiously and to refrain from speeding, especially since the holiday season is approaching.

Hassan Isa
Hassan Isa
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9 months ago

In order to make room for the construction that is now taking place on federal highways in order to get ready for the holiday season, Fashola has given the go-ahead to remove all traffic barriers.

Nwachukwu Kingsley
Nwachukwu Kingsley
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9 months ago

During his comments, the individual who is in charge of the project mentioned that the work has already reached the 85 percent implementation level.

Taiwoo
Taiwoo
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9 months ago

For the sake of the safety of themselves and everyone else on the road, drivers and passengers in other cars should always be aware of what is going on around them.

Godsewill Ifeanyi
Godsewill Ifeanyi
Member
9 months ago

Since the impediments have been removed, we should express our appreciation to the government and the RCC and let them know that this will make driving much safer for everyone.

Kazeem1
Kazeem1
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9 months ago

Drivers need to exercise caution and recognize that speeding is never appropriate. They need to make sure their speedometer doesn’t go over a certain limit.

Tolaniiii
Tolaniiii
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9 months ago

Drivers should be cautious. They should know they’re not supposed to speed. Their speedometer has a limit they must not exceed.

Christiana
Christiana
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9 months ago

Drivers and passengers in other vehicles should always be alert to their surroundings for the sake of everyone on the road.

Bola12
Bola12
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9 months ago

Because of the increased risk of accidents and other unanticipated events, drivers, especially during the holiday season, should exercise extra caution behind the wheel.

Haykaylyon26
Haykaylyon26
Member
9 months ago

Overspeed should not be allow the movement of vehicle should not over speeding since the roadblock as been remove free movement of vehicle will be free but should not abuse it for prevention of accident

Ultra0711
Ultra0711
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9 months ago

The Federal Ministry of Works and Housing, which oversaw the removal on Saturday in Ibadan, is doing a great thing by paying attention to this issue.

Adeolastan
Adeolastan
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9 months ago

There should be enlightenment program for all the people plying this newly constructed road because lots of accident will tend to occur among the road users if all the necessary precautions is not taking to curb all this .

Iyanu12345ogg
Iyanu12345ogg
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9 months ago

For the sake of the safety of themselves and everyone else on the road, drivers and passengers in other cars should always be aware of what is going on around them.

SarahDiv
SarahDiv
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9 months ago

Federal Government calling commuters to reduce their speed after the removal of the roadblock is very important especially during this festive period.

theApr
theApr
Member
9 months ago

This is a reminder to drivers and other road users who are using or passing by the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway to drive gently and not speed, especially as the holiday season approaches.

Remi1
Remi1
Member
9 months ago

For everyone’s safety on the road, drivers and passengers in other cars should always be aware of their surroundings. The higher the speed, the more the impact of damage whe anything goes wrong, let’s be safe.

DimOla
DimOla
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9 months ago

Now that the roadblock on Lagos-Ibadan express way has been removed it is expidient for road users and driver to be warned of excessive speed by the federal government especially during this festive season.