By Evelyn Usman
Â LAGOS â€” The hitherto traffic congestion along the Mile Two- Badagry expressway will soon be a thing of the past if the promise by the Minister of Works and Housing, Senator Sanusi Daggash, that the Federal Government is partnering with the Lagos State government to commence work on the road, is any thing to go by.
Senator Daggash who was in Lagos to commission an ultra modern truck park facilities built by Capital Oil and Gas Industries Limited, assured that with the relatively cordial relationship between the Federal and Lagos State governments, workÂ would begin soon along the international route and other major highways nationwide.
He, therefore, appealed to Nigerians to exercise patience, saying road construction was not just about availability of funds but the duration of time needed for its completion.
The Minister lauded the initiative of Capital Oil and Gas Industries at providing a truck park which he said would no doubt ease the traffic nuisance constituted by trucks owners along major highways in Lagos, particularlyÂ the Apapa-Oshodi expressway.
Earlier in his welcome address, Chief Executive Officer of the oil and gas company, Mr Ifeanyin Ubah, expressed surprise that Apapa which used to be the choice of foreign and local investors as a place of residence and business had been deserted â€œas a result of all-year round traffic jam occasioned by high traffic of wet and dry cargoes parked on the nationâ€™s highway for lack of packing facilities on one hand and incessant flooding of road during rains on the other hand.â€