Lokoja By-Pass’ll Be Ready Friday – Firm

Lokoja By-Pass’ll Be Ready Friday – Firm

Hope of reduction of the hardships being experienced by motorists  and  travellers along the Lokoja-Abuja highway brightened on Thursday.

An engineer  with  the  Gitto Construction Company (one of the construction giants) Mr. Ajani Adeyemo  told journalists in Lokoja on Thursday that   the road which was diverted as a result of the flood would be completed on Thursday night.

  Ajani Adeyemo  said they  were working assiduously  to complete the job, adding that by Friday (today)  the road would be ready for motorists  and other road users to use.

A heavy rainfall on Thursday stalled the construction of an alternative route to the flooded Abuja-Lokoja Road.

Gitto Construction Company, which is handling the project, had sand-filled a part of the flood road and also channelled a bye-pass by cutting a swathe through the bush.

Construction work had progressed to an appreciable level on Wednesday and motorists were hopeful that the bye-pass would be completed on Thursday.

An overnight downpour however slowed the progress of construction work  and shifted the completion time by another 24 hours.

The Federal Government had on Wednesday directed the opening of the bye-pass in the belief that the road would be completed by Thursday.

Minister of Works, Mr. Mike Onolemenen, stated this after the Federal Executive Council  meeting presided over by Vice-President Namadi Sambo.

He said, “What we’ve been doing since yesterday (Tuesday) morning is that around the flooded area, we identified a bye-pass which we have created.”

Stranded motorists expressed disappointment with the delay, and urged the company to consider their sufferings and work around the challenges it was facing.


Source: Naij.com

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