FG reduces Phase 2 of Lagos-Calabar coastal highway to 55km

From Isaac Anumihe, Abuja

The Federal Government has reduced the entire corridor of the Lagos-Calabar Coastal Highway, from phase two, section two to 55 kilometers including the train tracks.

Minister of Works, Engineer Nweze Dave Umahi announced this in Lagos during a routine check on the ongoing construction of the project at the weekend.

In a statement, the Special Adviser (media) to the minister, Orji Uchenna Orji, did not give any particular reason for the reduction.

At Enugu he inspected the ongoing construction of a 23-span mega twin flyover bridge at Emene in Enugu State.

“This flyover bridge is described as the best thing that has never happened to the people of Enugu and neighbouring states untill the coming on board of the Renewed Hope administration of President Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu who saw the need to decongest the traffic-ridden axis of Enugu city to give way to stronger socio-economic competitiveness within the region” the statement noted.

Recall that the road which links to many suburbs within the state and the neighbouring states has for many years been a nightmare to vehicles, some of which ply the route through Benue State to far parts of northern Nigeria and to parts of South South through Cross River State.

“The administration of Mr. President thought it expedient, in keeping with his agenda of robust economic revolution for a sustainable future of our country, to construct for Enugu State a mega twin flyover that will beat the elegance and utility of all flyovers ever built in South East. This flyover, when completed, will change the face of Enugu State, attract trade and investment to the state, reduce accident and insecurity, improve safety and increase patronage to the economic facilities, including airports in Enugu and Ebonyi states,and that of other neighbouring states. Mr. President means well for Nigeria and he’s determined to revolutionise the economy through road infrastructure development. The minister has this as a task that must be accomplished. He knows the job. His passion to deliver is unequalled,” Orji said.

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