This is bad news for commuters who were hoping the endless gridlock along the Lagos-Ibadan highway will soon clear up.

This announcement was confirmed the Federal Ministry of Power, Works and Housing.

Has the Ministry's pockets run dry?

Also Read: The 'Real' Cost of Lagos-Ibadan Rail Project

Apart from Julius Berger, another company which is also working on the road, RCC is reportedly owed an outstanding debt of 8.94 billion naira for work already done.

But the Minister of Power, Works & Housing, Babatunde Fashola, in a statement issued by his Special Adviser on Communications, Hakeem Bello, on Sunday, stated that the two contractors working on sections of the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, Messrs Julius Berger and RCC had given notice of suspension of work on the site.

The minister said the contractors complained that the delays in the payment of agreed contract fees were adversely affecting the pace of work and could lead to default in meeting set deadlines.

So, if you know alternative routes make use of them rather than spend hours in gridlock.