FG awards Ilorin-Oba­jana 80km road at N8.2bn

Daily Trust - - NEWS - By Mustapha Suleiman

The Federal Govern­ment has flagged-off the re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion of the Ilorin - Kabba - Oba­jana road.

The flag-off cer­e­mony was per­formed by the Min­is­ter of Works Arc. Mike Onole­memen in Kabba, Kogi State.

The min­is­ter de­scribed the 80 kilo­me­tre stretch of road as a ma­jor eco­nomic route to the big­gest ce­ment plant in the con­ti­nent of Africa, Oba­jana Ce­ment Fac­tory as well as to the Na­tion’s pre­mier Steel Plant in Ajaokuta, Kogi State.

The road con­nects Kogi and Kwara states while also serv­ing as a con­nec­tor/high­way that links the North-South Ar­te­rial route A1 (La­gos-Ibadan-Ilor­inKaduna-Katsina) to the North­South Ar­te­rial route A2 (War­riBenin-Lokoja-Abuja-KadunaKatsina).

Onole­memen stated that on com­ple­tion of the road project, which was awarded to Messrs CGC Nigeria Limited, travel time and cost of ve­hi­cle main­te­nance will be re­duced while so­cio-eco­nomic ac­tiv­i­ties in the coun­try will in­crease.

The min­is­ter also said the road will be com­pleted within 36 months at the cost of N8.22 bil­lion.



Ex­ec­u­tive Gover­nor of Kogi State Idris Wada promised to pro­vide the nec­es­sary se­cu­rity and sup­port to the con­trac­tors to en­sure suc­cess­ful com­ple­tion of the project. He how­ever called for com­pli­ance to the terms of the con­tract and asked the con­trac­tor not to cut cor­ners but stick strictly to spec­i­fi­ca­tions.

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