The Federal Government through the Minister of Works has assured that the proposed Lagos-Abuja super highway will be completed within 4 years.
Speaking during a press conference on Saturday, the minister said driving from Lagos to Abuja will take 4 hours on the highway upon its completion.
At the press conference held in Lagos, Umahi, flanked by Kenny Martins, Chairman of Advanced Engineering Company Consortium in charge of the highway said the project which is a Public Private Partnership (PPP) would be solely funded by the consortium in charge.
He also noted that the Federal Government would only be in charge of the supervision of the highway.
Commending the Advanced Engineering Company, Umahi also said the live shelf design of the project will be 100 years, adding that it would also include a number of bridges and tolling points.
“We are not putting any kobo but we will assist them in every direction. I give kudos to Advance Engineering Company, I am very satisfied with their concept and what they have put in place”
“So, the next thing is to bring the business proposal so we can negotiate on what the cost of the project is going to be. Then they can go to the ministry of finance and negotiate on the issue of their money”