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Algiers-Lagos road ready in three years says Fashola


He reconstruction work on sections of the Trans-Saharan African Highway in Nigeria that links Lagos with the capital of Algeria, Algiers, will be completed in three years, the Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, has said.

According to Punch, He disclosed this on Tuesday during an inspection tour of sections of the highway with members of the 70th Session of the Trans-Sahara Road Liaison Committee.

President Muhammadu Buhari said on Monday that the Federal Government had made special funding commitment to the reconstruction of the highway, while speaking through his Minister of Police Affairs, Maigari Dingyadi, at the opening of the 70th session in Abuja.

During the tour on Tuesday, Fashola told journalists that although the sections of the highway in Nigeria were busy, the government had a target of completing the reconstruction work in three years.

He said, “You know this is a very busy highway, connecting major states such as Federal Capital Territory, Niger, Kaduna and Kano; we have to manage the traffic on it.”

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