David Umahi, Nigeria’s Minister of Works, has announced that his department will build a flyover to solve the long-standing problem of flooding on the Abuja–Lokoja highway.
The minister made the remark a day after his inauguration while touring the Abuja-Lokoja route to assess ongoing development, as reported by the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).
The minister took a road trip to various construction sites with Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State and a few directors from the ministry.
The minister claims that the Abuja-Lokoja road connects the northern part of the country to the northern parts of the country via the Federal Capital Territory.
Because of its importance to the country’s economy and society, he argued that it should be prioritised.
We’ve seen the flooded Koton Karfe stretch for ourselves, and the only way to avoid getting stuck is to make a flypast.
About 1.6 kilometres in length, that’s just five flyovers times two, so that’s going to work great.
The only way to solve our difficulties long-term is to make a proposal and submit it to Mr. President for his approval, he stated.
Although the minister stated that the road contracts would be reviewed and redesigned, he strongly suggested that the contractors working on the project utilise concrete.
He guaranteed that all of the country’s roads would be replaced with concrete ones, which he said would endure up to 50 years without requiring repairs.
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