The Nigerian Minister of Works, Sen. Engr David Nweze Umahi, CON, FNSE recently chaired the 20th steering committee and Experts meeting on the Abidjan-Lagos Highway Corridor Project held from the 13th – 15th December, 2023 at Golden Tulip Hotel, Cotonou, Benin.

According to Barr Uche Orji, the Minister’s Chief Press Secretary, those in attendance at the opening session were six (6) representatives from the different West African Countries traversed by the regional project namely; Nigeria, Benin, Togo, Ghana and Cote d’Ivoire. There was equally a representative of the regional body, the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) at the meetings.

The Opening statement was made by the Chairman of the steering Committee His Excellency Sen. Engr. Nweze David Umahi, CON, FNSE, Hon. Minister of works, Federal Republic of Nigeria.
The introductory statement was made by Mr Sediko Douka, Commissioner for Infrastructure , Energy & Digitalization and ECOWAS Commissioner represented by Amb. Amadou Diongue, Resident representative of ECOWAS to Benin.

Thereafter, there was a brief statement on behalf of the development partners by Mr Robert Masumbuko, Country Manager for Benin , African Development Bank. Hon Ministers from the different countries then made their brief comments regarding the importance of the project, expressing the commitment of their Governments to its completion on schedule.

They include; Hon. Jose Dedier Tonato , Minister of Living Environment and Transport in charge of Sustainable Development, Benin, Hon. Kwasi Amoako Attah , Minister of Roads and Highway, Ghana, Dr Amede Koffi Kouakou , Minister of Equipment and Road Maintenance, Cote d’Ivoire represented by Mr Ezoa Stephane , Deputy Director of Cabinet and Mme Zourehatou Kassah Traore , Minister of Public works, Togo, represented by Mr Bignoite Kongnah , Director of Cabinet.

Details coming ….

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