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ICYM: FG Announces Commencement Of Lagos-Calabar Coastal Highway Project

The Federal Government has announced the commencement of construction on section three of the Lagos-Calabar coastal highway, Saturday Telegraph reports.

According to the statement issued by the Minister of Works, David Umahi, the construction will start from Calabar in Cross Rivers State, and section four from Akwa Ibom, pending the completion of the procurement process.

He made this known in a meeting with representatives from communities along the road’s alignment between Eko Atlantic (Chainage Zero) and Eleko (Chainage 47.4 km) in Lagos.

He said that section three would start from Calabar and section four from Akwa Ibom.


He said, “Let me announce also that Mr President has directed that section three, starting from Calabar and section four which is starting from Akwa Ibom should commence immediately; and so, we are in the process of concluding the procurement.

“And for those who have been saying why not start these roads in Calabar, one, the zero point is Lagos and what wrong has Lagos done to these people?

“However, an impartial President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Sen. Bola Tinubu has directed that sections three and four be started from the end of the project. So, while this is moving, the other one will be moving.

“I’m sure that sections five and six will also start in places like Port Harcourt and Bayelsa.”

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