April 16, 2024

Gov. Yahaya Bello Flags Off Reconstruction Of 13.71km Federal Road In Kogi

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By Abubakar S. H

•••Inspects Ongoing Projects at CUSTECH

Kogi state Governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello of Kogi State, on Tuesday, commenced the reconstruction of a 13.71km road, stretching from Itakpe Junction to Kabba Junction, and ending at Total Junction. The project is expected to be completed by the end of this year.

During the flag-off ceremony, Governor Bello emphasized that despite the road being under the jurisdiction of the federal government, the recurring challenges faced by travelers and local communities, as well as the negative perception it creates for the state, compelled his administration to take the initiative.

Governor Bello explained that several appeals had been made to the federal government and its relevant ministries and agencies in the past, without avail hence the need to the state government to reconstruct the road for the benefits of commuters.

He also expressed confidence in CCECC Nigeria Limited, the construction company entrusted with the project, assuring that they would deliver a road of exceptional quality. He anticipated that upon completion, the road would rank among the best in the country.

The Commissioner for Works, Samson Bako outlined the scope of the construction work, which included complete scraping and construction of an 8.7km stretch from Itakpe Junction to Kabba Junction, rehabilitation and asphalt overlaying of a 5.1km section from Kabba Junction to Total Junction, provision of hydraulic structures, crush rock, a 150mm thick stone base, asphalt, concrete binding and wearing layers, as well as reclaiming gullies.

Speaking on behalf of CCECC Nigeria Limited, Engr Andrew Zhou assured that the project would be completed efficiently, maintaining high quality standards.

In another development,the Governor also conducted an inspection tour of ongoing projects at the Confluence University of Science and Technology (CUSTECH) in Osara. This included internal road networks among other numerous infrastructures ongoing in the institution.

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