May 29: Tinubu Kicks Off Project Inauguration Spree In Lagos

By Ebenezer Ishola

Ahead of the first anniversary of his administration on May 29, 2024, President Bola Tinubu, on Saturday, departed Abuja for  Lagos to begin a commissioning spree of projects completed under his administration in the last one year.

According to a statement by his special adviser on information and strategy, Bayo Onanuga, he said in  Lagos on Sunday, the President will inaugurate the concrete-paved road to the nation’s major ports in Apapa and Tin Can Island.

He said the reconstructed road, which began under the Muhammadu Buhari administration was financed by the Dangote Group, using its tax credits.

On the same day, Onanuga said 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.

He said: “the highpoint 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.

“President Tinubu will return to Abuja on Tuesday to begin another round of commissioning. 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 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.”

Onanuga further noted that 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.

He said FCT Minister, Nyesom 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 (DIA) headquarters.

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

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