Guild Seeks Extension Of Lagos-Calabar Coastal Highway To Badagry

Guild Seeks Extension Of Lagos-Calabar Coastal Highway To Badagry

Members of the Building Collapse Prevention Guild (BCPG) have solicited the extension of the Lagos-Calabar Coastal Highway to Badagry, saying the extension will make a higher developmental impact.

The guild in a statement by the coordinator of BCPG Badagry Cell, Olaniyi Olajire and the secretary of BCPG Badagry Cell, Dipo Olayiwola posited that situating the terminus of the Lagos–Calabar Coastal Highway by the border town, Badagry will make higher developmental and economic impact than the Bar Beach on Ahmadu Bello Way, Victoria Island.

“After a careful study, members of the Building Collapse Prevention Guild residing or working around Badagry axis observed that extending the coastal highway to the coastline of Badagry will bring added economic value to the project. 

“Professionals from the BCPG Badagry Cell carried out a preliminary feasibility study along the coastline of the Atlantic Ocean spanning from Badagry to Marina on Lagos Island, using a boat.

“Hence, the possibility of constructing the highway to Badagry was technically established. Some of the advantages of taking the terminus of the coastal highway to Badagry are adumbrated below.

“The coastal highway will directly link the proposed Badagry Deep Sea Port with the Tin Can Port, Apapa Port and Lekki Deep Sea Port.

“Extending the highway to the international border of Badagry will encourage neighbouring countries to establish similar coastal highways that will boost international commercial activities,” the guild stated.

They further argued that the direct route will increase patronage in the Lekki Free Trade zone, especially the Dangote Refinery and the airport, adding that the highway would promote physical development with concomitant amenities along the rural settlements by the coastline.

BCPG affirmed that ramshackle buildings along the littoral region will be regenerated, while improving the quality of building production and embellishing the landscape with imposing buildings.

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