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FG begins design of Badagry-Sokoto highway project

The Federal Government has begun the design of the Badagry-Sokoto Coastal Highway project, according to Minister of Works, David Umahi.

He said this during an inspection of the end of section one, phase one of the Lagos-Calabar Coastal Highway and its realignment in Lagos on Sunday.

According to him, the president has directed the Ministry of Works to begin designs for the project and works would start on the Sokoto end once the Federal Executive Council (FEC) approves it.

The Minister stated that once finished, the coastal road will link the South-West, South-South, North-East, North-West, and North-Central regions of Nigeria.

Umahi strongly emphasized the importance of the coastal road project, noting that it would be the first of its kind in Africa.

The Minister’s announcement of another coastal highway comes amid the controversy generated by the construction of the over 700km Lagos-Calabar Coastal Highway considering the cost, damages to properties along the route and litany of other uncompleted projects across the country.

Sen. Dave Umahi did not mention the estimated cost of the proposed Badagry-Sokoto coastal highway project.