Construction of East-West Road to Cost N1trn Says Akpabio

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Construction of East-West Road to Cost N1trn Says Akpabio
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Senator Godswill Akpabio, Minister of Niger Delta Affairs has said that the construction of the East-West road would cost N1 trillion.

He restated the determination of the ministry to prioritise safety, efficiency and economic viability of the road as well as ensure return on investment.

Akpabio disclosed this at the opening of the remote meeting of counterparts on the complementary programme for the East-West project held on Thursday.

This is according to a statement signed by the Director, Press and Public Relations, MND, Patricia Deworitshe titled, ‘Akpabio inaugurates counterpart team to efficiency manage close to N1trn investment on the East-West road.’

It partly, “The Honourable Minister, Ministry of Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Godswill Akpabio, has reiterated the resolve of the ministry to give adequate consideration to the management of the East-West road which at completion would gulp close to 1 trillion Naira to ensure safety, efficiency and economic viability of the road is not compromised and return on investment guaranteed.

He added that it was rational that it was necessary that an investment of such magnitude should elicit further attention for its management beyond just construction.

According to Akpabio, “the ministry has put together this initiative to rally all counterparts to combine all efforts to providing befitting management structure for the road corridor.”

He added, “It is based on the clear comprehension that all the states along this corridor have a germane role to play in the planning, development and management of their respective domains and that the actions and inactions of any will ultimately affect the corridor”.

“It is critical and compelling that the Ministry urgently and proactively take steps to guarantee the road corridor to deal with the envisaged challenges of settlement, growth and human activities along the route,” he stated.

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