The Abuja-Kaduna-Kano-Kastina highway project will be completed by 2025. This assurance was given by
Minister of Works, David Umahi, during a recent courtesy visit by Kaduna Governor, Uba Sani.

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According to statement by the Minister’s Special Adviser on Media, Uchenna Orji, the Minister said “We are going to have the first section of 38 kilometres by 2, (which is 76 kilometres,) done by Dangote Group of Companies on Tax Credit and it’s going to use concrete to do it.

“We will allow the next 82 kilometres for Julius Berger to handle. And then the last 20 kilometers by 2, (which is 40 kilometers) for BUA to handle and to also use concrete to do that. And I can assure you that the job will start in these three sections within this month.”

The minister also reaffirmed the Federal Government’s dedication to the Sokoto-Badagry highway project, emphasising that President Tinubu has instructed that the design phase be fast-tracked with utmost urgency and expedited action.

“The design of the highway is being handled with dispatch by the Federal Ministry of Works and the project would cover the old African trade route of Sokoto, Kebbi, Niger, Kwara, Ondo, Oyo, Ogun, Lagos States, connecting to Badagry,” he added.

He said a proposal was being made to link the South East to the North through the Trans Sahara Highway that would have a spur passing through Benue, Kogi, Nasarawa, and end in Abuja.

The Kaduna state governor said, “I have to commend him for his effort. Since his assumption to office, he has made us proud, because he has done extremely well, and because he has been able to follow the blueprint of our President, who promised everyone when he was elected, that he would take development to every part of Nigeria, irrespective of those that elected him or not. And of course, that is the agenda, that is the Renewed Hope. Today, we are proud to say that development is reaching everywhere in Nigeria.”