The Federal Government has announced plans to inaugurate the next phase of the Lagos-Calabar Coastal highway from Cross River to Akwa Ibom

The Minister of Works, David Umahi, disclosed this at the stakeholders engagement meeting held at Ibom hall in Uyo, Akwa Ibom state and was contained in a statement by the ministry’s Director Information and Public Relations, Edet Ekpenyong, on Sunday.

The minister said he was present to introduce Section Three and Four of the famous Lagos- Calabar Coastal Highway, in an effort to sustain the on-going infrastructural developments drive in line with its Renewed Hope Agenda.

He said section One started in Lagos and terminated at deep port is at 47.4km while Section Two, starting at Lekki Deep Sea Port is going to the famous Dangote Refinery.

Umahi added that Section Three has 27 km on Akwa Ibom land and 38 km on Cross River State while Section Four is entirely on Akwa Ibom, which is 80 km.

The minister further expressed his happiness with the level of support received from citizens and the many benefits of the coastal highway.

Speaking at the event, the Senate President, Senator, Godswill Akpabio, expressed his appreciation to President Bola Tinubu for listening to his plea to start Section Three and Four of the coastal highway in Cross River State to Akwa Ibom.

He called on the Akwa Ibom State Governor, Pastor Umo Eno, to give maximum support to the Federal Government.