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Concrete roads pave way for carbon credits, says Works minister

The Minister of Works, Sen. Dave Umahi, says building roads using concrete will lead to carbon credits and align with President Bola Tinubu’s administration’s efforts in tackling climate change effects.

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Minister of Works, Sen. Dave Umahi, during the inspection tour

Umahi said this on Saturday, June 15, 2024, in Lagos while inspecting works on the Lagos-Calabar Coastal Highway and other road projects on the Lekki Free Trade Zone, Dangote Tax Credit Route, and Eleko, among other axes.

He said, “There is huge carbon credit on all these roads. We are going to put solar lights.

“All these roads we are building with concrete because there is low emission by reason of the traction of vehicles on these concrete roads. Asphalt gives a lot of heat and troubles our environment.

“It shows that Mr President is a champion of climate change effects mitigation, and I am happy with what Mr President is doing.

“The president is going to be working with us to see how we can claim a lot of carbon credits by reason of this innovation.”

The Umahi emphasised that the lights on the Third Mainland Bridge would be completely removed and replaced with solar-powered lights.

He said, “We will put CCTV and we will put solar lights and save energy.”

Umahi commended Hitech Construction Company Ltd. for carrying out the road construction well.

“I want any other company that can challenge Hitech in terms of quality, in terms of equipment, in terms of being amenable to our changes, to challenge it,” Umahi said.

By Lydia Ngwakwe

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