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Flood: Umahi recommends flyover over Abuja-Lokoja road

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On the 2nd day of assumption in office, the Minister of Works, David Umahi, visited Abuja-Lokoja road to inspect ongoing construction works on the road and recommended a flyover to solve the problem of flooding along the Abuja-Lokoja highway.

The minister made the recommendation on Tuesday during his inspection tour of the road under construction.

Umahi was accompanied by the Governor of Kogi State, Yahaya Bello and some directors in the ministry, visited some work sites on the road.

He said, “We have seen the area that always gets flooded at the Koton Karfe section and the only solution to it is to do a flyover on it to fly above the flood level. That will really work because it is about 1.6 kilometres which will take five flyovers, you know, multiplied by two.

“So we are going to be making a proposal and submit to Mr President to give us his nod because we are looking for permanent solutions to our problems.”

In his remarks, the Kogi governor commended the minister for choosing to visit the state as his first field assignment.

Bello said, “For Mr President to deploy the Honourable Minister a day after swearing- in to come and look into this particular problem is commendable. I think we can’t ask for more.


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