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30 million Nigerians to benefit from Lagos-Calabar coastal road — Tinubu

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President Bola Tinubu has said that the Lagos-Calabar Coastal road will generate direct employment for millions of Nigerians and benefit over 30 million people across the country.

He disclosed this during the groundbreaking ceremony for the 700km highway at Ahmadu Bello Way, Victoria Island, Lagos State.

The President noted that the project, which will also start from Cross River and Akwa-Ibom respectively, will bring numerous economic and developmental advantages to Nigeria.

According to Mr Tinubu, the construction phase would provide direct and indirect employment to thousands, boost economic opportunities, and enhance community development.

He noted that the road would improve access for about 30 million people to production and marketing centers, fostering economic growth.

Speaking further during the groundbreaking ceremony, President Tinubu assured that financial and logistical challenges would be addressed, emphasizing the project’s potential to spur development along the Nigerian coast.

“This 700 Km superhighway, a 10-lane road project, represents a crucial step in our efforts to enhance connectivity, facilitate economic growth and improve the quality of life for our people.

”It will provide direct employment for millions of people across coastal states and over 30 million citizens will benefit and have access to production and marketing centres.”

 

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