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  • Updated: May 27, 2024

Coastal highway will improve 30 million businesses — Tinubu

Coastal highway will improve 30 million businesses — Tinub

President Bola Tinubu has said the Lagos-Calabar Coastal Highway will give 30 million people improved access to production and marketing centres.

He said this in his remarks on Sunday in Lagos during the flag-off of the 700km Lagos-Calabar highway project and several others to commemorate his first year in office.

He said, “On the next 10 benefits of the Lagos-Calabar coastal highway; during the period of construction, the road will provide direct employment for thousands of people, and indirect employment for tens of thousands of politicians and more. Economic opportunity for millions is being opened.

“It will fast-track the community’s development, It will bring development closer to the people, and give 30 million people improved access to production and marketing centres. You can easily predict a journey, vertically and go along the horizontal line and do the definition of free movement of people."

Recall that in March, the Federal Government started constructing the highway, designed to extend through nine states with two spurs leading to the northern states.

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