Lagos-Calabar Coastal highway symbol of hope, unity, prosperity, says Tinubu

President Bola Tinubu Sunday  described Lagos-Calabar Coastal Highway as a symbol of hope, unity, and prosperity.

The 700 km Lagos-Calabar coastal road links Lagos to Cross River and  passes through Ogun, Ondo, Delta, Bayelsa, Rivers, and Akwa Ibom states  and ended in Cross River.

Works Minister, Dave Umahi, insisted that the project is in the  best interests of Nigeria.

He made these remarks Sunday in Lagos during the inauguration of the project and several others to commemorate his first year in office.

He said the 10-lane road initiative is a significant achievement in the country’s journey towards progress and development.

He stated further that the kickoff of this 700 km superhighway project represents a crucial step in Nigeria’s  efforts to enhance connectivity, facilitate economic growth, and improve the quality of life for the people.

 “This project is more than just a road, it is a symbol of hope, unity, and prosperity. It will connect our communities in nine states, foster trade and commerce, boost tourism, and create new opportunities for generations to come.

“A similar road in Ireland, called the Wild Atlantic Way, 2,600km long is expected to fetch 3 billion euros a year in tourism revenues,” he said.