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See how Airport Road will look like in April 2019


History was made on Monday, September 4, 2017 as the Lagos State Government and its contractors Hitech Construction and Planet Projects fulfilled the promise to embark on the conversion of dual carriageway Murtala Muhammeed International Airport road to a 10-lane masterpiece.

Lagos State Commissioner for Waterfront Infrastructure Development, Engr. Ade Akinsanya (middle), fielding questions from journalists during an inspection to flag-off the reconstruction of Oshodi- International Airport Road, Lagos. With him are Director of Project Planning & Design, Ministry of Works & Infrastructure, Engr. Rotimi Thomas (2nd right); Managing Director/CEO, Planet Projects, Mr. Biodun Otunola (right); Managing Director, Hitech Construction Company Limited, Mr. Ivan Bekker (left) and Project Director, Hitech Construction Company Limited, Mr. Willy Bark Huisen (2nd left).


The move is to elevate the international gateway into an infrastructure of pride to Nigerians by welcoming visitors into Lagos, Nigeria industrial and financial capital with glitz.

Commissioner for Waterfront Infrastructure Development Engineer Ade Akinsanya who currently oversees the works ministry assured the world that the works will be completed in a record time of 18 months.


This means yours truly can drive to the airport on a brand new highway in April 2019.

The Lagos State Government under the aggressive regime of Governor Akinwumi Ambode has blazed a trail in executing projects within tight schedules.

The two highways at Ajah and Abule-Egba were completed within a record 14 months and it took the government three months only to  produce a new bus terminal at Ikeja.

Managing director of Hitech Construction Company Limited, Mr. Ivan Bekker concurred with the commissioner ‘s projections assuring that it would deliver a job of international standard.