Tinubu jets out of Abuja, to return Tuesday

In a series of events celebrating the first anniversary of his administration, President Bola Tinubu has departed Abuja for Lagos to commission several significant infrastructure projects completed under his tenure.

On Sunday, President Tinubu will inaugurate the newly reconstructed concrete-paved road leading to Nigeria’s major ports in Apapa and Tin Can Island.

This project, initiated during the Muhammadu Buhari administration, was financed by the Dangote Group through its tax credits.

A statement from Special Adviser on Information and Strategy to the President, Bayo Onanuga, detailed the upcoming events. In addition to the road inauguration, President Tinubu will virtually commission the refurbished Third Mainland Bridge, which has garnered public praise for its high-quality finishing.

“President Tinubu will return to Abuja on Tuesday to begin another round of commissioning,” the statement read. “He will first inaugurate the Southern Parkway, named after him by the Nyesom Wike-led FCT Administration.”

On Wednesday, the President will participate in the National Assembly Dialogue Series, followed by the unveiling of the National Assembly Library Complex, also named in his honor. Subsequently, he will relaunch the commercialisation of the Abuja Light Rail, also known as Abuja Metro, symbolically joining a train ride to the city center.

The Abuja Metro, completed in 2018 under the Buhari Administration, was operational until 2020 but was abandoned due to the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent vandalism. FCT Minister Wike, after investing $15 million and constructing access roads to various stations, has refurbished the facility for commercial service.

Following the train ride, President Tinubu will also inaugurate the Wuye Flyover-Link Bridge and the Defence Intelligence Agency Headquarters.

On Friday, May 31, President Tinubu will commission the NASENI-Portland Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) Reverse Engineering Centre at Utako, marking another milestone in his administration’s commitment to infrastructure development and innovation.

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