New 1,000km Road to Connect Sokoto and Badagry: A Leap in Nigeria’s Transport Development

The Nigerian government has announced plans for the construction of a 1,000km Sokoto-Badagry road. This initiative, revealed by the Minister of Works, David Umahi, is part of a broader strategy to enhance the transportation ecosystem within Nigeria. The road is expected to create a safer and more sustainable transportation network, connecting various regions of the country.

In the context of the ongoing controversy surrounding the N15tn Lagos-Calabar Coastal Highway, the new Sokoto-Badagry road project is seen as a significant development. Despite skepticism from some quarters about the feasibility of the Lagos-Calabar project, with concerns that it may not be completed even in the next 30 years, the government is pushing forward with its infrastructure plans.

The Sokoto-Badagry road is intended to link all the geopolitical zones of Nigeria, fostering national integration and economic development. The design phase of the project has been approved by President Bola Tinubu, and the Federal Executive Council’s approval is awaited for the commencement of the project.

The Minister also highlighted the need to realign the coastal highway around the Lekki Deep Sea Port at the point of km 47 by constructing a flyover bridge across the Dangote/Hitech concrete pavement to align with the economic values of the coastal highway. This adjustment aims to enhance the infrastructure’s capacity to support economic activities, particularly in the Lekki area.

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