Gov Ododo Joins Stakeholders to Unveil Lagos-Calabar Coastal Highway Route

Gov Ododo Joins Stakeholders to Unveil Lagos-Calabar Coastal Highway Route | Daily Report Nigeria

Kogi State Governor, Alh Ahmed Usman Ododo, joined his counterparts from Nasarawa and Benue States, as well as other stakeholders, to unveil the routes of the Lagos-Calabar Coastal Highway from Calabar to Apo, Abuja.

The event, convened by the Federal Ministry of Works, aimed to engage stakeholders on the 477km Super Highway project. Governor Ododo commended President Bola Ahmed Tinubu for conceiving the Lagos-Calabar Coastal Highway and approving the spur through the North Central Zone to Abuja.

“I commend President Tinubu for this laudable project that will connect our region to the rest of the country. We are committed to supporting his Renewed Hope Agenda and urge all Nigerians to do the same,” Governor Ododo said.

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He also thanked the Hon Minister of Works, Sen David Nweze Umahi, for his efforts to actualize the agenda. “We appreciate the Minister’s dedication to delivering this project, which will have a significant impact on our region’s development,” he added.

The stakeholders’ engagement was attended by various dignitaries, including Governor Sule of Nasarawa State, the Deputy Governor of Benue State, former Governors, members of the Senate and House of Representatives Committees on Works, Traditional Rulers, and other stakeholders.

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According to the statement, the Ministry of Works will visit each State to ensure proper alignment of the routes passing through each State within the shortest possible time. The 477km Super Highway, running from Calabar to Apo, Abuja, has a total of 284 km passing through the North Central Zone, with Kogi Segment spanning 111km, Nasarawa segment 95km, Benue segment 66km, and FCT segment 12km.

Governor Ododo was accompanied to the meeting by top government officials, including the Kogi State APC chairman, Chief of Staff to the Governor, and Commissioners for Works, Local Government, Finance, and Solid Minerals.

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