FG Unveils 1000km Sokoto-Badagry Super Highway Project

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From KABIR Dankatsina,

The Minister of Works, Dave Umahi, yesterday in Birnin Kebbi,  Kebbi State has unveiled the 1000 kilometer Sokoto-Badagry Super Highway.

Speaking to stakeholders during the occasion  held at the Presidential Lodge, Umahi said, President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, directed that the ancient Sokoto, Kebbi, Niger and Oyo states should be linked with a six lane concrete

He added that Sokoto would have 160 kilometer road in its land as phase one while kebbi with phase two to have 258 kilometers long.

According to him, 258 kilometers Kebbi road would be put as phase one and to be completed before Sokoto road that will end at Illela border town from Badagry Lagos state.

Umahi emphasised that, the road from Sokoto to Badagry would be of economic importance as it captured 53 Dams used for Irrigation, Agriculture, Electricity generation and also borders with African countries.

He pointed out that it is the right time any government to discourage awarding road contracts to International contractors and encourage local contractors saying, international contractors abandoned projects if awarded to them as they collect lots of contracts.

He also revealed that, henceforth roads construction in Nigeria would be concrete so as to last for 50 to 100 years.

He however assured that the Ministry will complete the ongoing roads projects in the state before the end of the year.

 In their separate Goodwill messages, the National Assembly assured support for the Sokoto/Badagry Super Highway project for  the betterment of Nigerians as well as the Kebbi and Sokoto State Governments that are direct beneficiaries of the projects .

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