Lagos to Abuja trip will take four hours with our new road projects – Umahi
The Federal Government has announced a new road project capable of reducing the travel time between Lagos and Abuja to about four hours.
Minister of Works, Dave Umahi, disclosed this at a meeting with Ogun governor, Dapo Abiodun, during a visit to the state.
According to Umahi, Nigerians travelling from Lagos to Abuja will only spend about four hours on the road after the completion of the proposed Lagos 4th Mainland Bridge Supersonic Highway.
“Let me announce to you that the proposed Lagos 4th Mainland Bridge Supersonic Highway will take you four hours to drive from Lagos to Abuja,” Umahi announced in a statement issued by the director press and public relations unit of his ministry, Blessing Lere-Adams, on Friday.
“We had a presentation on it yesterday with the consultant, and it’s going to be on Public Private Partnership (PPP). Driving from Lagos to Abuja will take four hours; we are concluding on it. Within one or two months, and work will start.
“We have a programme called Highway Development Management Initiative (HDMI), and it allows states and other private investors to engage with the Federal Government either to take over a fully constructed road to toll and maintain it in partnership with the federal government or take a brand new road and reconstruct it and toll it under laid down agreement,” the minister added.