Southern Govs back Lagos-Calabar Highway, says road will impact region positively

Ogun State Governor and Chairman of the Southern Governors’ Forum, Dapo Abiodun, has expressed the Southern Governors’ Forum’s support for the Lagos-Calabar Coastal Highway.

Ogun State Governor and Chairman of the Southern Governors’ Forum, Dapo Abiodun, has expressed the Southern Governors’ Forum’s support for the Lagos-Calabar Coastal Highway.

Abiodun stated this in an interview with Arise Television, saying that the infrastructure project will bring development to the Southern region of Nigeria.

Governor Abiodun was appointed as the Chairman of the Southern Governors’ Forum at the group’s meeting earlier on Monday.

“The issue of infrastructure was an important one but we didn’t even discuss that issue without first acknowledging what our President, President Bola Ahmed Tinubu GCFR, had recently done.

“The conceptualizing of the coastal road, and more importantly, the flag-off of the construction of the coastal road.

“We are unanimous in appreciating the initiative because we can see how much of an impact it will make on the economy of the entire southern region.

“And the part of Ondo State where this road will terminate, ideally if you’re travelling from Lagos to that part of Ogun State, it will take you about five hours.

“When that road is completed, it will take you about 30 minutes. That is the transformation in terms of the impact that this road will have on our people. The construction itself, the sheer size of it, will provide hundreds of thousands of jobs, and you can imagine the multiplying effect of that,” Abiodun said.

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