Interview, Society

Babalakin’s Revelation

Dr. Wale Babalakin, Chairman, Bi-Courtney Construction Company has made a revelation…

“We must also state very clearly that the best way to develop infrastructure in Nigeria is to support and enhance those who have the vision and imagination to create projects and see them to completion.”

“This is a far cheaper and reliable way to achieve results rather than spending scarce government resources on projects that never appear to come to an end.”

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“If the ill-advised move that led the President Jonathan government to interfere with the Lagos–Ibadan Expressway project had not happened, the road would have been completed in or before 2014. It would have been an eight-lane highway with seven overhead bridges and other facilities at a cost not exceeding N112bn.”

“Today, we are faced with an unending project with indeterminable costs and maximum inconvenience to road users. We must collectively put an end to this way of doing business.”