Tinubu commences the nationwide project inauguration on May 29


Bola Tinubu, the president, commenced the commissioning of projects concluded during his administration in Lagos on Saturday, departing Abuja.

The president’s primary destination during the week is Lagos, although project commissioning will require him to visit other regions of the country from Sunday (tomorrow) until Friday.

This will occur on Wednesday, May 29th, to commemorate the first anniversary of his administration.

This was disclosed in a press release issued by the State House, titled “President Tinubu Is Scheduled To Commence Projects To Commemorate His One Year In Office,” and was endorsed by Bayo Onanuga, the Special Adviser on Information and Strategy.

"On Sunday, the President will formally open the concrete-paved road leading to the country’s principal ports of Apapa and Tin Can Island in Lagos. Using tax credits, the Dangote Group financed the reconstruction of the road, which commenced during the administration of Muhammadu Buhari.

“President Tinubu will formally inaugurate the refurbished Third Mainland Bridge, which has garnered public acclaim for its exquisite craftsmanship and aesthetic furnishings, through a virtual ceremony on the same day.”

“Additionally, he will virtually oversee the rehabilitation of 330 highways and bridges throughout the nation.”

It stated, “The President’s engagements on Sunday will culminate in the inauguration of the iconic Lagos-Calabar Superhighway, which is estimated to cost approximately N15 trillion.”

Work has begun on the legacy project that will connect nine coastal states, and Hitech Construction Limited has already been awarded Section Two, according to the statement.

In addition, it was stated that on Tuesday, Tinubu would return to Abuja to continue the commissioning frenzy.

Tuesday marks the return of President Tinubu to Abuja, where he will commence a new phase of commissioning. Initially, he will reopen the Southern Parkway, which was given his name by the FCT Administration led by Nyesom Wike.

“The President will attend the National Assembly Dialogue Series on Wednesday, following which he will unveil the eponymous National Assembly Library Complex,” the statement continued.

Concurrent with this event will be the inauguration of the Abuja Metro (Abuja Light Rail) initiative.

“President Tinubu will recommence the commercialization of Abuja Light Rail, also known as Abuja Metro,” he said while leaving the National Assembly. He will embark on a train journey to the city center as a symbolic gesture.

“In 2018, the Buhari administration successfully finalized the Abuja Metro.” It was operational for commercial purposes until 2020. The train service was suspending operations, however, due to the advent of COVID-19. The facility came into disrepair as a result of invasions by vandals.

“After spending $15 million and constructing access roadways to the numerous stations, FCT Minister Wike has renovated the facility for commercial use.”

“President Tinubu will also consecrate the Wuye Flyover-Link Bridge and the Defense Intelligence Agency Headquarters following the train journey,” the statement continued.

The final item on the agenda is the inauguration of a petroleum center in Utako.

The document concluded, “President Tinubu will inaugurate the NASENI-Portland Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) Reverse Engineering Centre at Utako on Friday, May 31.”