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Tinubu to inaugurate Lagos-Calabar coastal freeway subsequent part in August

In its efforts to maintain the on-going infrastructural developments drive in step with its Renewed Hope Agenda, the Federal Government has introduced plans to inaugurate the following part of Lagos- Calabar Coastal freeway from Cross River to Akwa Ibom.

The Minister of Works, David Umahi, disclosed this on the stakeholders engagement assembly held at Ibom corridor in Uyo, Akwa Ibom state on Saturday.

This was contained in an announcement by the ministry’s Director Information and Public Relations, Edet Ekpenyong, on Sunday.

The minister was quoted as saying, “We are right here to introduce Section Three and Four of the well-known Lagos- Calabar Coastal Highway.

“We began and awarded Section One which began in Lagos and terminated at deep port in Lagos and is at 47.4km.

“There is Section Two that’s beginning at Lekki Deep Sea Port and taking it to the well-known Dangote Refinery.

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“The President has graciously directed that Section Three and Four must start at Cross River and stop at Akwa Ibom.”

The minister added “that Section Three has 27 km on Akwa Ibom land 38 km on Cross River State. While Section Four is fully on Akwa Ibom that’s 80 km.When you add 27 km and 80km, you’ve got 107km. So, you might be benefiting from maximising this coastal freeway.

“When we full the procurement course of and award this Section Three and Four, work will begin in lots of sub- sections of this part all on the similar time.

“Tinubu is a man who matches his words with actions. So we are happy with the level of commendations and support we received from Nigerians and so many benefits of the coastal highway.”

Speaking on the occasion, the Senate President, Senator, Godswill Akpabio, expressed his appreciation to President Bola Tinubu for listening to his plea to start out Section Three and Four of the coastal freeway in Cross River State to Akwa Ibom.

He referred to as on the Akwa Ibom State Governor , Pastor Umo Eno, to provide most assist to the Federal Government.

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