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President Tinubu arrives Lagos to flag off coastal highway, other projects [VIDEO]

President Tinubu has arrived in Lagos to inaugurate the Lagos-Calabar coastal highway.

This was announced in a post by the Special Assistant to the President on Social Media, Dada Olusegun.

He posted videos of President Tinubu after he arrived in Lagos.

Bayo Onanuga, a presidential media aide, said Tinubu is in Lagos to begin a commissioning spree of projects completed under his administration.

He said in a statement: In Lagos on Sunday, the President will inaugurate the concrete-paved road to the nation’s major ports in Apapa and Tin Can Island. The reconstructed road which began under the Muhammadu Buhari Administration was financed by the Dangote Group, using its tax credits. 

On the same day, President Tinubu will formally inaugurate, by virtual means, the refurbished Third Mainland Bridge, which has drawn public acclaim for its excellent finishing and aesthetic furnishing. He will also commission, virtually, the rehabilitation of 330 roads and bridges across the country. 

The high point of the President’s engagements on Sunday will be the inauguration of the iconic Lagos-Calabar Superhighway, estimated to cost about N15 trillion. Work has begun on the legacy project that will connect nine coastal states, with Section Two already awarded to Hitech Construction Limited.

He added that President Tinubu will return to Abuja on Tuesday to begin another round of commissioning

His words: He will first inaugurate the Southern Parkway, which the Nyesom Wike-led FCT Administration named after him. On Wednesday, the President will attend the National Assembly Dialogue Series, after which he will unveil the National Assembly Library Complex, named after him. 

President Tinubu will leave the National Assembly to relaunch the commercialisation of Abuja Light Rail, also known as Abuja Metro. He will symbolically join a train ride to the city centre.  

The Abuja Metro was completed in 2018 by the Buhari Administration. It was put into commercial use up till 2020. But with the onset of COVID-19, the train service was abandoned

Vandals descended on the facility, putting it out of use. FCT Minister Wike, after spending $15 million and building access roads to the various stations, has refurbished it for commercial service.  

After the train ride, President Tinubu will also inaugurate the Wuye Flyover-Link Bridge and the Defence Intelligence Agency Headquarters. 

On Friday, 31 May, President Tinubu will commission the NASENI-Portland Compressed Natural Gas(CNG) Reverse Engineering Centre at Utako.

Watch videos of the president’s arrival in Lagos below:

The article was originally published on Politics Nigeria.

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