Lagos- Abidjan Highway, strategic to unlocking 85% of ECOWAS trade

July 15, 2021 ICIR Nigeria 0 Comments

THE African Development Bank (AfDB) said the construction of the Lagos-Abidjan Highway had the capacity to unlock 85 per cent of trade within the ECOWAS sub-region.

The 1,028-km highway project will span across different countries -Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana, Togo, Benin and Nigeria -and traverse the economic capitals of the five coastal countries, starting from Abidjan and ending in Lagos, while equally straddling eight border crossings.

The AfDB President Akinwumi Adesina said this on Tuesday as a panellist at a one-day Investors Webinar to showcase the investment opportunities from the Federal Government of Nigeria’s reforms and privatisation activities. Read More.

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