The government of Ogun state is responsible for the ongoing “palliative” work being done on the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, said a government spokesman in response to news reports that the work was being done by the Redeemed Christian Church of God.
Adejuwon Soyinka, the senior special assistant to Governor Ibikunle Amosun, explained in a press statement that the state Ministry of Works and Infrastructure was spending millions of naira to fix the road.
The Lagos-Ibadan Expressway is a federal government owned road, but the governor said he had to step in to do something about it because he “was worried about the plight of commuters that spend hours in traffic gridlock on the road.”
“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 statement said.
The governor said that he would not neglect federal highways in the state since all roads were being plied by Nigerians, explaining that “similar palliative measures on the Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway, Sagamu-Ogijo-Ikorodu road and other federal roads within the state” had also been fixed.