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Re: Update On The 10-lane Lagos-badagry Expressway (pictures) by ade80: 3:14pm On May 10, 2012
princey83:



That's your answer above. The only concern is that building bigger roads means increase in vehicular traffic. Car ownership is going to increase hence more traffic on the road. The world is now moving on to sustainable means of transportion. The good thing is that he is atleast doing something unlike some other governors that are busy siphoning funds to their private accounts.



Duh........The project is undertaken wholey by LASG and not a PPI.......freee of charge from all the tax uve been paying..The more reason you SHOULD KEEP PAYING UR TAX...[/quote]

The Lekki- bordillion bridge is also wholly LASG and it is being tolled so what stops them from tolling this.
Re: Update On The 10-lane Lagos-badagry Expressway (pictures) by vanstanzy(m): 3:15pm On May 10, 2012
Wereh kpe: I swear, if every gover was like Fashola, 9ja will be a much better place.

If this man goes runs for presidency, I swear i will make sure he wins EVEN IF IT MEANS SPILLING MY BLOOD!

FASHOLA sure rocks.

@Wereh kpe

Guy abeg no talk or even think of spilling blood, e never reach like that.
Thats sacrilege!
I know it was just an expression, but let it be just that.
Re: Update On The 10-lane Lagos-badagry Expressway (pictures) by bobosydney: 3:16pm On May 10, 2012
I SWEAR, PDP WILL NERVER ENTER LAGOS AND HOPE OTHER STATE WILL FOLLOW SOON AND STOP VOTING FOR POLITICAL ROBBERS .THAT IS WHY CLUELESS AND FISHER MAN JONATHAN CALLING ACN "RASCALS", SHAME ON YOU JONATHAN . MAY GOD PROCTECT ACN.

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Re: Update On The 10-lane Lagos-badagry Expressway (pictures) by Gbawe: 3:22pm On May 10, 2012
dplordx: Lets leave the hating, and the ethnic sentiment, there is no governor close to this guy!
And if he runs for the Presidency, hes about the only person who could take us to the promise land.
BRF, may God continue to grease your elbow. And may your enemies always be behind. Eko Oni Baje O!

My brother, this is even a more wonderful project put in the perspective of how it will genuinely open up Badagry as an extension of Lagos. My advise to Nairalander desperate for land in Lagos is for them to look at Badagry instead where decent land can still be obtained for less than N1 million (see article below). Badagry, IMO, will be the Lekki of the near future and this road will hasten that happening. Perhaps an absolute goldmine for those who can buy about 6 - 10 plots now and 'sit on it' .


http://www.axorahomes.com/article_read.aspx?read=26

BADAGRY: AN EMERGING REAL ESTATE MARKET


Badagry, an ancient town is renowned as a seaport and for its role in transporting slaves by the then Colonial masters. This historic town houses the first storey building in Nigeria. Also foreigners troop in from all over the world to see tourist attractions like the slave relics museum as well as other monuments. However, development in the area has not been too impressive, as investors over time have failed to take advantage of the investment opportunities, particularly the town's proximity to business districts in Lagos. Funmi Ladeji explores this location and reports.

Badagry is located on the western part of Lagos State. It is a boundary region between Nigeria and the neighbouring, Benin Republic. One of the notable places close to Badagry is Agbara town which borders Ojo local government and the industrial part of Ogun State. It is about 45 minutes drive from Mile2.

Araronmi/Oko-Afo:
It is about 15 minutes drive from Agbara town. It is very close to the old Badagry expressway toll gate. Though it has quite a number of new sites, it is fast developing with modern residential infrastructures.
There is power supply from the national grid and water supply from individually dug boreholes and wells. There is a single tarred road that links the town to the Lagos-Badagry express way. At the moment, a plot of land close to the expressway or inside the main town costs about N400, 000 to N500, 000 while the interior plots cost N200,000 to N300,000 each. Majority of the land available in this area belongs to different families, so anyone willing to buy must conduct a proper investigation from the locals or the Baale.

Information on the acquired areas of the town can be obtained from the Lagos State Lands Bureau. The property market in the area is bound to improve significantly as some laudable projects of the State Government have been earmarked for this location.
The topography of the land is good, not swampy, and there are reasonable commercial activities going on in the area.

Mowo:
It is about 20 minutes drive from Agbara town; it has an adjoining village called Age- Mowo. It is close to the expressway with pockets of interior settlements. The already dilapidated old Lagos- Badagry expressway passes through the main town which is the only access road to the town.

There is slow pace of development in this town except for new sites that are gradually coming up in the interior parts of Age-Mowo. Land in this area is good and solid (dry land) except for some areas close to the express way that are swampy.

Presently, plot of land goes for N400, 000 to N500, 000 in the very good sites. The main town is small and already congested so at the moment, it is very difficult to find land that is for sale in the main town. Land in this area is owned by different families, a mixture of Eguns and Aworis.

Ikoga:
It is situated on the other side of Mowo across the express way with a tarred road linking the town to the expressway. It about 10 minutes drive from the Mowo main town and this area also serves as a link point to some parts of Ogun state like: Ado-Odo, Ilaro, Papalanto and Owode Idi-Iroko.
Ikoga is gradually developing as new buildings are coming up. At the moment, a plot of land in the main town cost between N250, 000 to N300, 000, while in the interior it goes for N150, 000 to N200, 000. This area is purely residential though the property market has potential especially as the location serves as a link between Badagry and Ogun State.

Aradagun:
It is about two minutes drive from Mowo and about 30 minutes drive from Agbara. Aradagun is close to the expressway with rapid development springing up in so many new sites with beautiful structures.
There is power supply which is connected to the national grid and individually dug bore holes and wells. Some of the notable towns and villages sharing boundary with Aradagun includes Itoga village, Mosafejo and Ilado town. Presently a plot of land in Aradagun main town is selling for about N500, 000 to N600, 000 while the ones located in the swampy area are N300, 000 to N350, 000. One of the major problems of this location, however, is the access road to the expressway that needs urgent repairs. The Baale of this town is Chief Joel Falola. Other notable families in the area include Ezun family and Abina family.

Mosafejo:
This town borders Aradagun, Mowo, and Ibereko towns and it is about 30 minutes drive from Agbara It is so close to Aradagun that it is difficult to differentiate the two towns. It is fast developing and most of the land that is for sale in Mosafejo falls on the other side of the main town just across the expressway.

Notable land owners in this place include: Yawhenu family, Shabi family, and Hassan family. On the average, a plot of land sells for N400, 000 to N500, 000. It is basically a residential area with pockets of commercial activities.

Ilado
Ilado town is about 5 minutes drive from Mosafejo. It is about 35 minutes drive from Agbara. A single-lane road links this town up to Imeke, Gbanko, Imagbon, Mosafejo and Aradagun town and Iworo-Ajido. It is gradually developing but the rate of development in the area cannot be compared to that of Aradagun and Mosafejo which are very close to the expressway. A Plot of land in the area is about N300, 000 to N350, 000.

The location has basic infrastructure which includes power supply, individual dug boreholes and wells.

Iworo/Ajido
It is about 40 minutes drive to Agbara. These two villages are so close to each other that most people refer to them as a single town. Ajido is a coastal town with serious fish trading business going on.

This town links other areas like Topo, Epe and other costal communities like Igbesa and Irewe and others. A Plot of land sells for N250, 000 to N350, 000. The property market in this location has good prospect because of the coast line. The rate of development in this area is not impressive compared to some areas earlier mentioned. The commercial activities peculiar to the area includes fish farming and poultry.

An estate agent in Badagry, said an investor or developer coming to build a property in Badagry must make sure he verifies the status of the land whether it is free from government acquisition or not. He said land buyers in Badagry would have to secure title documents themselves from the State Government as most land owners are just Omo Oniles who have not perfected their titles.

Talking on the investment potentials in Badagry, he saids if the ten-lane road project proposed by Governor Fashola's sees the light of the day, Badagry market is bound to receive a boost. He said most of the people are not looking at Badagry now because of the bad state of the Lagos-Badagry expressway and the heavy traffic on the road. He said once the road is constructed, Badagry will open up to the Lagos market, just like Lekki benefited from the development of Maroko. Mr. Ahunsi added that the fact that Badagry is a border town linking Nigeria to other West African countries would make the property market in the near future very profitable.

He mentioned other areas like Topo-Idale, Ajara, Itoga, Ibereko, Seme, Owode, and Kanko as areas with cheap plots of land.
Re: Update On The 10-lane Lagos-badagry Expressway (pictures) by Whymee: 3:22pm On May 10, 2012
Oruko Lon ro omoo oo

Governor FASHION NLA.

BIG FASHION, BIG IDEA

KEEP IT UP.
Re: Update On The 10-lane Lagos-badagry Expressway (pictures) by gulfer: 3:23pm On May 10, 2012
Expect toll gates on the road.
Re: Update On The 10-lane Lagos-badagry Expressway (pictures) by oiseworld: 3:23pm On May 10, 2012
youngmonie:

Duh........The project is undertaken wholey by LASG and not a PPI.......freee of charge from all the tax uve been paying..The more reason you SHOULD KEEP PAYING UR TAX...

you dey joke!! That road is a world bank loan/FGN/LASG project. He's definitely going to toll it. Stop living in a dream land.
Re: Update On The 10-lane Lagos-badagry Expressway (pictures) by HighChief4(m): 3:24pm On May 10, 2012
Is that not a Federal road?
Re: Update On The 10-lane Lagos-badagry Expressway (pictures) by Gbawe: 3:26pm On May 10, 2012
princey83:



That's your answer above. The only concern is that building bigger roads means increase in vehicular traffic. Car ownership is going to increase hence more traffic on the road. The world is now moving on to sustainable means of transportation. The good thing is that he is atleast doing something unlike some other governors that are busy siphoning funds to their private accounts.


You have a good point but that is catered for here as well with the attached Lagos-Badagry Blue line seen in the model below and with LASU to the left.

Re: Update On The 10-lane Lagos-badagry Expressway (pictures) by aljharem(m): 3:27pm On May 10, 2012
High_Chief: Is that not a Federal road?

Yes it is a federal road but since the federal government does not want to build it, the state government decided to

http://streetoflagos.com/tag/lagos-badagry-expressway/
Re: Update On The 10-lane Lagos-badagry Expressway (pictures) by jason123: 3:27pm On May 10, 2012
High_Chief: Is that not a Federal road?
It is a federal road, but d lagos state govt has adopted Badagry express for certain reasons and is actively working on it.


Lagos State Commissioner for Works and Infrastructure, Dr Kadri Hamzat has appealed to the federal government to reimburse the State government with the N59b it has expended on the rehabilitation of some federal government roads in the state.

Hamzat who made the appeal in Lagos while briefing the press on the activities of his Ministry within the last one year further expressed the State government’s desire to continue to provide more infrastructural projects for the benefits of the people.


He however debunked claims by some people that the State government is concentrating all its attention on the construction and rehabilitation of roads on the Lekki / Ajah axis of the State, adding government has embarked on the construction and rehabilitation of roads in all the local government areas of the State.

The Commissioner listed the number of road projects that are under construction in each of the local government stressing that in Alimosho local government only; there are 26 on- going projects, 37 completed projects while the contracts for eight new projects have just been awarded.

Dr. Hamzat reiterated the commitment of the State government to infrastructural renewal and development which he said is an important weapon for fighting poverty in the State saying that the government’s partnership with the private sector in the construction of high capacity roads is already yielding positive results.

The Commissioner added that the Ministry has awarded contracts for the construction and rehabilitation of 176 roads across the State this year just as contracts for the expansion of roads including federal roads have been awarded.

He further pointed out that the Lagos Badagry Expressway currently undergoing reconstruction and expansion is intended to open up the state to some African countries so as to increase the rate of business activities in the State stressing that the road was constructed by the State government in 1974 and later taken over by the Federal Government.

He also stated that the increased human and vehicular traffic on the road and the consequence traffic hold up is also part of the reasons why the government embarked on the project.

While speaking on the Lekki- Epe Expressway, the Commissioner noted that following the re- construction and expansion of the road, property value around the Lekki/ Ajah axis has risen remarkably.

He also disclosed that government is set to construct a multi- agencies building at the vast open space housing a number of offices or office annexes and the public car at its Alausa Secretariat, in Ikeja.

According to the Commissioner, the building would be a three- in- one edifice that would be connected together with pedestrian inter- links with the structure in the middle having eight floors while the adjoining two structures would have five floors each.

Dr. Hamzat further stated that the building would provide inter- ministry networking, improve delivery of service and drastically reduce the huge expenses being expended on rented office accommodation for agencies of the State government, stressing that the building would also provide parking spaces for 600 cars as two of its floors would be reserved for park.

Dr. Hamzat also disclosed that the State Government is also mindful of the need to develop an efficient water transportation system as a coastal State to further facilitate the movement of Lagosians from one location to another, adding that government has therefore, embarked on the construction of three jetties.



Biola Fagunwa
Re: Update On The 10-lane Lagos-badagry Expressway (pictures) by dondada78(m): 3:28pm On May 10, 2012
Yes The road is going to have toll gates!
Re: Update On The 10-lane Lagos-badagry Expressway (pictures) by aljharem(m): 3:28pm On May 10, 2012
Nice work Fashola, you are definitely a good man with a good heart compare to the PDP goons insulting you but have nothing to show for it.

Now is the time for constant power supply to the SW region.
Re: Update On The 10-lane Lagos-badagry Expressway (pictures) by dplordx(m): 3:29pm On May 10, 2012
vanstanzy: THIS GUY WILL STEAL MORE THAN IBORI. SEE WHERE DELTA MONEY GO FINISH, TRUST WOMEN NA!

I met the monkey once in Protea, Ikeja. He came with 2 tight babes. I swear, I havent seen such beauties in a long time.
Na toto this guy dey pour Delta money on. 1st it was Ibori. 2nd, Sylvia. 3rd, this baf00n. If we talk now, dem go say we nor like Ijaw ppl.
Abeg, every region na their own problem.
Atleast, im happy the yoruba gave the right man a 2nd chance, and im impressed with their solidarity behind progressives.
i think we the ibos need to create a solid front. it doesnt have to be built on the philosophy of Ojukwu. We just need to develop rapidly!
atleast, we voted in okorocha, we can get in more progressive-minded leaders. I hail O

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Re: Update On The 10-lane Lagos-badagry Expressway (pictures) by Nobody: 3:32pm On May 10, 2012
....and what if it is toll? Why not wait for the completion and see if it will be toll or not and set aside these wild conjectures?

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Re: Update On The 10-lane Lagos-badagry Expressway (pictures) by Onyenna(m): 3:34pm On May 10, 2012
Wonderful!!!........
Re: Update On The 10-lane Lagos-badagry Expressway (pictures) by Gbawe: 3:35pm On May 10, 2012
dondada78: Yes The road is going to have toll gates!

Well, a Town planner and past commisioner for physical planning in Lagos thinks part of the road may be tolled.

http://www.vanguardngr.com/2012/03/lagos-badagry-expressway-may-be-tolled-francisco-abosede-2/

Lagos-Badagry expressway may be tolled – Francisco Abosede
On March 6, 2012 · In Homes & Property
12:30 am
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By DOTUN IBIWOYE

Mr. Francisco Abosede, a Town planner, is the immediate past Commissioner for Physical Planning in Lagos. In this interview, he spoke on a number of issues affecting the construction industry.

Toll on Lagos -Badagry expressway
I don’t know what government plans at the moment. As a layman, if you look at the structure of the road, you will note that there are some wider parts, there are some shorter parts. And if you look at the way the road is built, there are possibilities that that road could be tolled – some part of it. I’m not saying all. So that if you need to get to point A and B, within two minutes you can take the road.

It is already happening at the moment because if you go through the smaller road, it takes a longer time, if you manage to slip through the inner road which Julius Berger is building, in two minutes, you are where you want to go. Those are the issues that are at stake.



Re: Update On The 10-lane Lagos-badagry Expressway (pictures) by aljharem(m): 3:39pm On May 10, 2012
@ Those complaining about toll.

It is very sad of you to do so. A toll gate can ALWAYS be removed from the road but the road would still be there even after hundreds of years.

Lets give credit when due, Toll gate could be removed in the next administration anyway or even by a minor protest but the 10-lane road would still be there.

Lets encourage these sort of development.

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Re: Update On The 10-lane Lagos-badagry Expressway (pictures) by Fhemmmy: 3:45pm On May 10, 2012
Nigeria shall grow
Re: Update On The 10-lane Lagos-badagry Expressway (pictures) by Livinusc(m): 3:48pm On May 10, 2012
Nice job,indeed the governor is trying.Lagos ll have a nice different look now..
Re: Update On The 10-lane Lagos-badagry Expressway (pictures) by aljharem(m): 3:49pm On May 10, 2012
Fhemmmy: Nigeria shall grow

I am sorry Nigeria as a whole would not grow with mo.rons as part of this country.

Those that would grow are those that vote based on merit while others would keep blaming the rest for there failures.

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Re: Update On The 10-lane Lagos-badagry Expressway (pictures) by worldman(m): 3:55pm On May 10, 2012
Fashola u are a wonderful governor keep it on
Re: Update On The 10-lane Lagos-badagry Expressway (pictures) by chrisoj: 3:58pm On May 10, 2012
CHRISTOPHER ONYEBUCHI OSAJIE - MAY ALMIGHTY GOD BLESS BABATUNDE RAJI FASHOLA (SAN) THE HONORABLE GOVERNOR OF LAGOS STATE, I AM PROUD TO BE A NIGERIAN

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Re: Update On The 10-lane Lagos-badagry Expressway (pictures) by papabaks(m): 4:04pm On May 10, 2012
By The time this this project will be finalised, Lagos-Badagry Expressway will be pretty much like London...
All thank to BRF for utilising TAX payers money wisely...
Re: Update On The 10-lane Lagos-badagry Expressway (pictures) by xynerise(m): 4:04pm On May 10, 2012
The project is not from Lagos state government. It is ECOWAS project for international trade among member countries.
Re: Update On The 10-lane Lagos-badagry Expressway (pictures) by papabaks(m): 4:06pm On May 10, 2012
xynerise: The project is not from Lagos state government. It is ECOWAS project for international trade among member countries.
Says who where are your facts? undecided
Re: Update On The 10-lane Lagos-badagry Expressway (pictures) by aljharem(m): 4:06pm On May 10, 2012
xynerise: The project is not from Lagos state government. It is ECOWAS project for international trade among member countries.

Una don start again o ! Just because ECOWAS wanted it/loved the idea does not mean they built it.

Haba
Re: Update On The 10-lane Lagos-badagry Expressway (pictures) by Nobody: 4:07pm On May 10, 2012
Gbawe:

You have a good point but that is catered for here as well with the attached Lagos-Badagry Blue line seen in the model below and with LASU to the left.

It's not bad if it's tolled since a rail line would be running alongside the road. It's now left for the commuters to decide if they want to use a tolled road or would rather switch to the cheaper rail transport mode. Would be very good if the train can run every 20-30minutes interval to make it attractive for commuters. I must confess, Fashola is a freak.ing genius!
Re: Update On The 10-lane Lagos-badagry Expressway (pictures) by Olaolufred(m): 4:08pm On May 10, 2012
dplordx:

I met the monkey once in Protea, Ikeja. He came with 2 tight babes. I swear, I havent seen such beauties in a long time.
Na toto this guy dey pour Delta money on. 1st it was Ibori. 2nd, Sylvia. 3rd, this baf00n. If we talk now, dem go say we nor like Ijaw ppl.
Abeg, every region na their own problem.
Atleast, im happy the yoruba gave the right man a 2nd chance, and im impressed with their solidarity behind progressives.
i think we the ibos need to create a solid front. it doesnt have to be built on the philosophy of Ojukwu. We just need to develop rapidly!
atleast, we voted in okorocha, we can get in more progressive-minded leaders. I hail O

IF YOU ARE TRULY MY iBO BROTHER AS CLAIMED.
I WILL CONFESS YOU ARE ONE IN MILLION IN TERMS OF SINCERITY.
IF FED. GOVT DOESNT WANT REGIONAL DEVELOPMENTS, OUR GOVERNORS NEED TO TAKE BOLD STEPS FORWARD LIKE FASHOLA.
ALL I WANT IS A HEALTHY COMPETITION THAT WILL MOVE ALL REGIONS FORWARD.
HOWEVER, IF PDP LIKE, THEY CAN CHANGE FROM LOOTINGS SO THEY CAN HAVE MOUTH IN THE NIGERIA OF THE FUTURE.
IF NOT, THEY ARE DOOMED FOR HELL.

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Re: Update On The 10-lane Lagos-badagry Expressway (pictures) by Pennywise(m): 4:15pm On May 10, 2012
Fashola is truly a Governor with a vision, on a mission. He is doing great things for Lagos
Re: Update On The 10-lane Lagos-badagry Expressway (pictures) by Fhemmmy: 4:17pm On May 10, 2012
alj harem:

I am sorry Nigeria as a whole would not grow with mo.rons as part of this country.

Those that would grow are those that vote based on merit while others would keep blaming the rest for there failures.


One day and soon, i am sure Nigerians will wake up and do the right thing . . .
Re: Update On The 10-lane Lagos-badagry Expressway (pictures) by onyewec3: 4:21pm On May 10, 2012
this is a world bank assisted project......if its state govt fund,
1 ..fashola would have been blowing hot.
2.does lagos have the necessary fund to execute this project(can lagos allocation build dis project)?
3.most state govt road are not contracted to big coys julius berger,CCECC ETC....if dere is any state road build by berger pls name one of dem?
4.fashola have neva been to this site(meaning he has no total control of the project.
5.lagos-badagry expressway is a federal road

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