Lagos-Ibadan expressway: Analyst accuses government of ‘low thinking’

Channels Television  
Updated November 20, 2012

A security consultant and public affairs analyst, Deinde Ariyo on Tuesday described the long awaited termination of the Lagos-Ibadan expressway by the federal government as “a reflection of the low thinking of the government”

Mr Ariyo who was speaking as a guest on Sunrise Daily, one of the flagship programmes of Channels Television, also praised President Goodluck Jonathan’s maturity during the recently conducted media chat.

“Generally, the chat revealed a more matured president away from the last chat he had with the media,” he said.

He said after having a firsthand experience of how impassable the road had become, he wasn’t surprised that the contract with Bi-Courtney was terminated and re-awarded to Julius Berger and RCC.

He further revealed how long it usually takes him to travel to Abeokuta, Ogun state capital, on the expressway when it was in good shape and when it attained its present state.

“I live in Lagos but I go to Abeokuta more than three times a week, so I particularly pass that road and before it got to this present state, my house in Lagos to Abeokuta will usually take me 45 minutes but lately it takes me three to four hours’’.

Mr Ariyo said at a point the road “looked irredeemable and as for me it is a reflection of a low thinking of government”