The Chairman of Bi-Courtney Construction Company, Dr Wale Babalakin, on Tuesday alleged that the interference of the Goodluck Jonathan administration in the Lagos-Ibadan road project was responsible for its unending completion.
Babalakin, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), whose company started the road project, said this in Gbongan, Osun State, at the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board 2018 policy meeting.
According to him, the road project would have been completed before 2014 at the cost of N112 billion if not for that government’s interference.
The Lagos-Ibadan road project was awarded to Bi-Courtney Construction under concession arrangement by late President Umaru Yar’Adua in 2009.
The concession arrangement, was, however, terminated in 2012 by the Jonathan administration.
“If the ill-advised move that led Jonathan’s administration to interfere with the Lagos-Ibadan road project had not happened, the road would have been completed on or before 2014.
”It would be had been an eight-lane highway with seven overhead bridges and thought out facilities at a cost not exceeding N112 billion.
“Today, we are faced with an unending project with indeterminable cost and maximum inconvenience to road users,’’ he said.