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Rehabilitation of Abuja-Kaduna road on-going

The Federal Ministry of Works and Housing says, it would continue to monitor ongoing road projects in the country to ensure conformity to standards and timely completion.

The Director, Highways North-Central in the Ministry, Mr. Bola Aganaba stated this during a tour of ongoing rehabilitation of Abuja-Kaduna and Suleja-Chaza Bamburu road in Niger state.

During the inspection exercise, the Director, Highways North-Central Mr. Bola Aganaba who was satisfied with the level of work, expressed the determination of the present administration to ensure that federal roads meet international standard to ease movement.

Mr. Aganaba described overloading and heavy duty vehicles as some of the problems affecting Nigerian roads and explained that contractors were directed to add extra layer to ensure durability.

The Controller of works in the Ministry, Mr. Henry Olabode expressed confidence that the quality of work on the road would last for the next 25 years.

The project consultant, Mr. Oluyemi Apata, gave assurance that due process would be followed to ensure the timely completion of the project.

The contractor at the  sixteen kilometer Suleja-Chaza, Rafin-sanyi road, which is at 18 percent completion, Mr. Zwu-junzhi described the slow pace of work to paucity funds and commended youths of the area for supporting the project.

Some commuters on the road, Alhaji Abdulhakeem Hamza and Sanusi Mohammed commended the efforts of the federal government for the ongoing project.

Residents of the area also appealed to the Federal Ministry of Works and Housing to extent the road project to Gwagwalada to serve as a bye pass to the people of Suleja and Niger state to ease their economic activities.

Nehemiah Anini.

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