Umahi gets presidential directive on Sokoto-Badagry Coastal Highway design

The Minister of Works, Sen. Dave Umahi, said on Sunday that he had been given a presidential directive on the immediate design of the Sokoto- Badagry Coastal Highway.

Umahi spoke after he inspected the end of Section one, phase one, of the Lagos-Calabar Coastal Highway and its realignment in Lagos.

“I’m happy that Mr President has also directed me to start the immediate design of the Sokoto-Badagry Coastal Highway.

“This one is a spur of the Coastal highway, and that one is 1000 kilometres.

“We’ve started the design and I’m very sure that as soon as Federal Executive Council approves it , we will be starting at Sokoto side, which is the zero point.

“We also have another spur which is going to go from Enugu -Abakaliki-Ogoja going to Cameroon.

“So we have that spur and it’s about 361 kilometres, going through Otukpo to Benue to Nasarawa and ends up at Apo in Abuja.

“We are also going to be presenting it to Mr President, and when this is done, then the coastal routes like we promised will go to circle the entire country,” he said.

The Minister said upon completion, the coastal road would connect the South-West, South-South, North-East, North-West and North-Central regions of Nigeria.

Umahi expressed strong belief in the significance of the coastal road project, which he said would be a first in Africa.

“So, this will be the legacy that we’ve never seen in Africa, and I think that God has sent Mr President to do this and he’s just doing it.

“He’s a man of courage and we are also learning courage following him,” the minister said

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