Nigerian govt signs financial agreement for Lagos-Abidjan highway – Fashola

Babatunde Raji Fashola
Minister of Works, Power and Housing, Babatunde Raji Fashola

The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, said the federal government has signed financial agreement for the execution of Lagos-Abidjan highway.

Olusegun Ogunkayode, a Senior Information Officer in the ministry, disclosed this in a statement in Abuja on Wednesday.

The statement quoted Mr. Fashola as making the disclosure at the ninth Steering Committee and Experts Meeting of the Lagos-Abidjan Corridor Highway Development Programme.

He said the signing of the financial agreement was a demonstration of the federal government’s commitment to the realisation of the project.

The minister said that road development was crucial to the economic growth of any nation, adding that the meeting was important considering the need for West African countries to join the league of developed nations.

According to him, West African countries must emulate South American and Asia countries, who have used road development to drive their economies.

Mr. Fashola said that the Lagos-Abidjan corridor would propel rapid integration of the region, boost commercial activities, improve social development, create employment windows and reduce social vices among the member states.



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  • Okokondem

    There’s such a thing as ‘charity begins at home’. Having a west African regional road network is clearly a positive thing. However, you will have a hard time convincing someone who literally takes his life in his own hands by traveling on the Enugu – Port Harcourt expressway that building a road from Lagos to Abidjan is a priority, and takes precedent over many major roads within Nigeria that are simply death traps. Let’s do the right thing folks.

  • JasV

    Very disappointing. These are the type of people who will build a castle but you have to drive through potholes to reach it. The only reason this is done is because of fraud and corruption with the companies that will construct Lagos Abidjan road. Tinubu may be right about this guy after all. TIME WILL TELL

  • Pluti

    I will confidently say that by 2023, we will still be discussing about this highway on the media. Old men with white hair with wasted lives wasting the lives African youths