FG Set to Launch Lagos-Calabar Coastal Highway Phase in August

The federal government has announced plans to begin the next phase of the Lagos-Calabar Coastal Highway, extending from Cross River to Akwa Ibom states, starting in August.
During a stakeholders’ engagement in Uyo, Minister of Works David Umahi outlined the project’s details, highlighting its strategic importance. He noted that sections three and four of the highway, mandated by President Bola Tinubu, will span 27km in Akwa Ibom, 38km in Cross River, and 80km entirely within Akwa Ibom.
Umahi underscored the government’s commitment to prompt action, stating, “Following the procurement process and awarding of contracts, construction will commence simultaneously across multiple sections in August.” He emphasized the integration of a redesigned rail track alongside the highway for enhanced infrastructure connectivity.
Senate President Godswill Akpabio expressed appreciation for initiating sections three and four, urging Governor Umo Eno of Akwa Ibom to fully support the project. Deputy Governor Peter Odey assured stakeholders of the state’s collaboration with federal efforts to ensure project completion.
Surveyor General of Cross River State, Patrick Bassey, emphasized public awareness and facilitation of access rights as pivotal to the project’s success.
Meanwhile, the Ministry of Works signaled potential contract terminations for delays in the Lokoja-Benin road reconstruction. Minister Umahi called for improved performance from expatriate contractors and prompt action from Julius Berger on the Calabar-Itu road project.
“We are committed to supporting local contractors and enhancing their capacity to compete,” Umahi affirmed, pledging robust oversight and timely project execution.
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