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Quality, Pace Of Work On Lagos-Calabar Coaster Highway, Satisfactory..... Says Works Minister

Mr. Works Showing the way on site

"The present administration, under the leadership of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, is on course in delivering on its Renewed Hope Agenda." Mr. Works.

The Minister of Works, Engr David Umahi who been pointed out as the leading face in the cabinet of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu's administration, has expressed satisfaction over the quality and pace of work being carried out on the Lagos-Calabar Coaster Highway.

Mr. Works Engr Umahi addressing journalists

Dubbed as "Mr. Works", the Minister, who has remained consistently in the news, insisting and demanding from road contractors to provide quality standards and proper value for monies paid by the Federal Goverment for the overall good of nigerians in the execution of contracts, has maintained that the present administration, under the leadership of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, is on course in delivering on its Renewed Hope Agenda.

He called on all Nigerians to sustain the hope in Mr President, which they overwhelmingly expressed in May last year through the ballot box..

The Minister described the Lagos-Calabar Coaster High Way as one of the most critical projects in the works sector and a critical National economic piller.

Senator Umahi revealed that the Federal Government is interfacing with all host states along the High way to provide the needed land for the establishment of economically viable towns along High way to enable communities proximate to the highway to reap the full economic benefits associated with the facility. 

Explaining to journalists some technical details in the construction processes, Engineer Umahi said the dredging processes, excavation works, dewatering and sand-filling as well as placement of crushed stone base, cement stabilisation of the base course, drainage works and and culverts among other processes are progressing satisfactorily. 

The first phase of the highway is to be completed within 36 months.

According to the Minister, provision has been made for a train station at the Ikorodu junction of the road, which will also provide a link to the Ikorodu-Sokoto High way. 

Also speaking during the inspection tour, Chairman of the Senate Committee on Works, Distinguished Senator Barinada Mpigi and the Chairman House Committee on Works, Rt. Hon. Akin Alabi on behalf of their colleagues promised the unflinching support of the National Assembly in area of funding through appropriation to ensure that this all important project is completed in record time.  

Conducting the Minister and members of the National Assembly as well as other relevant stakeholders through several kilometers of the stretch of the road, Federal Controller of Works, Lagos state, Engr Mrs O. I. Kesha promised the Minister that she will put an eye on the project 24/7 to ensure that the job is delivered to specification and in record time. 

This was contained in a statement issued and signed by the Director, Press and Public Relations Department of the Federal Ministry of Works, Mr. Ben Bem Goong and made available to journalists on Thursday in Abuja.

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