Contractor handling federal government projects have been urged to be proactive or risk the termination of the contract. 

President Bola Ahmed Tinubu gave the warning during a stakeholder’s engagement on the Lagos-Port Harcourt-Coastal Highway at the Government House Lafia. 

With about two hundred and eighty four kilometres transcending the boundaries of Benue, Kogi, Nasarawa and Abuja in the North Central as part of the four hundred and seventy seven kilometres coastal highway, President Bola Ahmed Tinubu affirmed that the unveiling of the projects is in fulfillment of an aged long dream. 

Even as he highlighted the benefit of the project to the affected states, the President represented by Minister of Works, Dave Umahi explained that the project will encompass six lanes, solar energy and the use of concrete pavements, thus seeking for the assistance of Governors of the affected states. 

Apart from urging contractors handling federal roads to be proactive or have their projects terminated, President Tinubu also highlighted the need for staff of the Ministry of Works and  other stakeholders  to ensure the success of the project. 

Appreciating President, Bola Ahmed Tinubu for the initiative, Governor Abdullahi Sule also commended the Minister of Works for introducing the concrete road, calling on Nigerians to buy in. 

The Governor also highlighted the advantages of the new coastal road among other roads that must be given priority. 

From the Governor of Kogi State, Usman Ododo to the former National Chairman of the APC, Senator Abdullahi Adamu and the former Governor of Nasarawa State, Senator Umaru Tanko Almakura they pointed out the place of roads in driving development. 

Speaker, Nasarawa State House of Assembly, Danladi Jatau, Senator Ahmed Aliyu Wadada and Emir of Lafia, Retired Justice Sidi Bage Mohammed saw wisdom in the initiative by President Bola Tinubu to further link the six geopolitical zones of Nigeria as they underscored the importance of the project. 

The stakeholder’s engagement also received inputs from the representative of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, the Chairmen Senate Committee on Works; and that of the House of Representatives among other stakeholders who affirmed their support for the project. 

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