September 2 2023

Dave Umahi talks on his plans to make Nigerian roads better than America’s

Minister of Works, Dave Umahi, has said travelling from Lagos State to Abuja would soon be reduced to four hours with the proposed Lagos 4th Mainland Bridge Supersonic Highway.

Umahi disclosed this during his visit to Ogun and Oyo States as part of his highway inspection tour.

This was contained in a statement issued by the Director Press and Public Relations unit of his Ministry, Blessing Lere-Adams, on Friday.

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According to the statement, Dave Umahi told Governor Dapo Abiodun of Ogun State that, “Let me announce to you that the proposed Lagos 4th Mainland Bridge Supersonic Highway will take four hours to drive from Lagos to Abuja.

“We had a presentation on it yesterday with the consultant, and it’s going to be on Public Private Partnership (PPP). Driving from Lagos to Abuja will take four hours; we are concluding on it within one or two months, and work will start.

“We have a programme called Highway Development Management Initiative (HDMI), and it allows states and other private investors to engage with the Federal Government either to take over a fully constructed road to toll and maintain it in partnership with the Federal Government or take a brand new road and reconstruct it and toll it under laid down agreement.”

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Posted September 2, 2023 by Jude Ogbonna in category "Politics

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