The Minister of Works, Engineer David Umahi, has met with Governors and stakeholders from Nasarawa, Benue and Kogi States over the the proposed 477 kilometres Cross River-Ebonyi-Benue-Kogi-Nasarawa-Apo superhighway
meant to be built by the Federal Government of Nigeria.

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Speaking at a stakeholders engagement organised by the Federal Ministry of Works on the alignment of superhighways for the Renewed Hope Legacy Infrastructure Project, in Lafia, the Nasarawa State capital, Umahi explained that the project is expected to engender growth in the affected states.

According to him, it is a legacy project of the present administration which would bring a lot of benefits to all Nigerians, particularly to the residents of the benefiting states.

He also reiterated the federal government’s commitment to ensure the completion of the Lagos-Ondo-Edo-Delta-Bayelsa-Rivers-Akwa Ibom-Cross Rivers, and the Sokoto-Kebbi-Niger-Kwara-Oyo-Ogun-Badagry superhighways.

He said, “There are a lot of benefits because of these three superhighways. I want to assure that this is beyond road construction, but it is an investment. This is because it is a catalyst that is going to revive the entire economy of the country.

“I request that you buy into it and support Mr. President who still has about seven more years to deliver these projects. We believe that with these seven years, these three legacy projects shall be delivered.”

The Chairman of North Central Governors Forum, Abdullahi Sule, thanked the federal government for embarking on such iconic projects that had been in the pipeline for decades, while expressing their commitments to give adequate cooperation for the success of the federal superhighway.

He said “Let me sincerely appreciate Mr. President for this iconic project. Iconic in the sense that this is a project that has been in the pipeline before some of us were born. Indeed, today, we are seeing the realities of these road projects.”