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.... Says FG's Renewed Hope Legacy Road Infrastructure Projects Will Stimulate National Prosperity.

The Minister of Works, Engr David Umahi has commenced nationwide stakeholders engagement for the construction of  sections of the three (3) Renewed Hope Legacy Road Infrastructure projects.

This follows the approval of President Bola Tinubu for the commencement of the national road infrastructure network that will traverse the various trade and agricultural corridors of Nigeria and in keeping with the Renewed Hope strategic economic recovery plans.

The Minister's stakeholders engagement commenced on Saturday, 29th June in Akwa Ibom with another session that took place in Cross-River States on the 30th.

In Akwa Ibom, Umahi presented for discussiona, the proposed alignment for the construction of Sections 3B and 4 of Lagos-Calabar Coastal Highway project passing through the State. While in Cross River State, the discussion centred on section 3A of Lagos-Calabar Coastal Highway and 92 km segment  of the Calabar-South East-North Central-Apo Abuja Superhighway that will pass through the State. 

Stakeholders at the event included the Governors of concerned States, Senate and Federal House of Representatives Committees on Works, Ministers of line Ministries, Royal fathers and technocrats, Nigerian Communications Commission and major Telecommunication Service Providers, other relevant stakeholders and the Media. 

The three Renewed Hope Legacy Road Infrastructure projects when completed  shall have historic national  interconnectivity that will criss- cross the major transportation routes of Northern and Southern States of Nigeria and that is the Sokoto-Badagry Superhighway (SBS): a 1,000-kilometer highway connecting Sokoto in Northern Nigeria to Badagry in Western Nigeria, passing  through 7 States and connecting to the Lagos-Calabar coastal (LCCH) highway at Ahmadu Bello way Lagos; Lagos-Calabar Coastal Highway: a 700-kilometer coastal highway connecting from Lagos State to Cross River State through 8 States; and the Calabar- South East- North Central- Apo Abuja 477-kilometer Superhighway connecting from Calabar to Ebonyi, Benue, Kogi, Nasarawa States and ending at Apo in Abuja

This stakeholders' meeting will afford  opportunities to communities along the routes and trade corridors to appreciate  the potentials of the project to the enhancement of industrialization, tourism, agricultural commercialization and mechanization, trade and investment, and economic  competitiveness not only among the people of the area, but also the various  regions of Nigeria, and thus stimulate  national prosperity.

This was contained in a statement issued and signed by Orji Uchenna Orji, Special Adviser on Media to the Minister.

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