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Tinubu In Lagos To Inaugurate Lagos-Calabar Highway, Other Projects To Mark One Year in Office

The highpoint of President Tinubu’s engagements in Lagos on Sunday will be the inauguration of the Lagos-Calabar coastal highway.

Ahead of the first anniversary of his administration on May 29, President Bola Tinubu departed Abuja for Lagos on Saturday to begin the commissioning of projects completed under his administration.

According to a statement by media aide Bayo Onanuga, the President will on Sunday, inaugurate the concrete-paved road to the nation’s major ports in Apapa and Tin Can Island. The reconstructed road which began under the Muhammadu Buhari Administration was financed by the Dangote Group, using its tax credits.

On the same day, President Tinubu will formally inaugurate, by virtual means, the refurbished Third Mainland Bridge, which has drawn public acclaim for its finishing and aesthetic furnishing. 

He will also commission, virtually, the rehabilitation of 330 roads and bridges across the country.

The highpoint of the President’s engagements on Sunday will be the inauguration of the Lagos-Calabar coastal highway, estimated to cost about N15 trillion. 

Work has begun on the legacy project with 1.2 kilometres already completed. The highway will connect nine coastal states, with Section Two already awarded to Hitech Construction Limited.

President Tinubu will return to Abuja on Tuesday to begin another round of commissioning. He will first inaugurate the Southern Parkway, which the Nyesom Wike-led FCT Administration named after him.

On Wednesday, the President will attend the National Assembly Dialogue Series, after which he will unveil the National Assembly Library Complex, named after him.

President Tinubu will leave the National Assembly to relaunch the commercialisation of the Abuja Light Rail, also known as Abuja Metro. He will symbolically join a train ride to the city centre. 

The Abuja Metro was completed in 2018 by the Buhari Administration and put into commercial use up till 2020. However, with the onset of Covid-19, the train service was abandoned. Vandals descended on the facility, putting it out of use. 

FCT Minister Wike, after spending $15 million and building access roads to the various stations, has refurbished it for commercial service. 

After the train ride, President Tinubu will also inaugurate the Wuye Flyover-Link Bridge and the Defence Intelligence Agency Headquarters.

On Friday May 31, President Tinubu will commission the NASENI-Portland Compressed Natural Gas(CNG) Reverse Engineering Centre at Utako.

Melissa Enoch 

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