1000 km of the Sokoto-Badagry road are being designed as part of the FG’s National Road Network Programme

May 3, 2024 | Politics | 0 comments

Senator Engr. Dr. Nweze David Umahi, the Minister of Works, has delineated the ambitious infrastructure agenda of the Renewed Hope administration under President Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu. This strategic plan aims to interconnect Nigeria’s six geopolitical zones through a robust road network, fostering security, safety, and sustainability in transportation infrastructure.

During a comprehensive inspection tour of the Lagos-Calabar Coastal Highway project’s km 47 axis in Eleko, Lagos State, the Minister underscored the government’s unwavering commitment to infrastructure development. He announced the immediate commencement of the design phase for the Sokoto-Badagry Highway, aligning with the overarching objectives of the Lagos-Calabar Coastal Highway.

Highlighting the strategic importance of integrating the coastal highway with key economic hubs like the Lekki Deep Sea Port, the Minister proposed the construction of a flyover bridge across the Dangote/Hitech concrete pavement at km 47. This infrastructure enhancement aims to optimize connectivity and stimulate economic activity along the highway corridor.

Commending the exemplary dedication and efficiency of Hitech Construction Nigeria Limited, the Minister expressed confidence in completing the 700 km coastal highway project within the tenure of the Renewed Hope administration. He stressed the transformative impact of this project, facilitating nationwide connectivity, including spurs extending to the North, North East, North West, and North Central regions.

Addressing public concerns regarding the demolition activities along the Lagos-Calabar Coastal Highway, the Minister assured citizens that landmark properties remain unaffected. He reiterated the Federal Government’s ownership of the 250-meter shoreline right-of-way, emphasizing the government’s commitment to public interest and adherence to legal regulations in land acquisition processes.

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