Nigerian Minister of Works, David Umahi, has committed to an ambitious two-week timeline for the redesign and commencement of rehabilitation on the Lokoja-Ajaokuta Road.
The minister made this announcement during an inspection of key roadways in Lokoja on Wednesday, joined by Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello.
The Abuja-Koton-Karfe-Lokoja Road and the Ganaja-Ajaokuta Road have been plagued by perilous conditions for motorists since the 2022 flood disaster that inflicted damage on various stretches of federal roads within the state.
During the inspection, Minister Umahi assured the public that immediate steps would be taken to address the situation. Specifically, he vowed to construct a flyover on the flood-damaged segment of the federal road at Koton-Karfe.
Additionally, he committed to implementing lasting solutions for federal roads across the country to alleviate the challenges faced by citizens during the rainy season.
Governor Bello expressed gratitude for the prompt response of the minister in addressing the road issues shortly after assuming his ministerial position.
He emphasized the urgency of rectifying the conditions on the Lokoja-Ajaokuta road, a vital passage connecting the South-South and South-East regions to the northern parts of the country.
The Lokoja-Ajaokuta road, spanning six kilometers, has been mired in severe disrepair, exacerbated by its vulnerability to flooding. The road plays a crucial role in connecting the South-East and South-South regions with the rest of Nigeria, leading to heavy traffic flow.
(Edited by Oludare Mayowa; email@example.com; Newsroom: +234 8033 964 138)