FG Opens By-pass on Lokoja-Abuja Road

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Reprieve came the way of stranded motorists along Lokoja-Abuja road, as Federal Government directed that identified by-passes along the road be opened, Wednesday.

Minister of Works, Mr. Mike Onolemenen, told newsmen after the Federal Executive Council, FEC, meeting presided over by Vice-President Namadi Sambo, yesterday, that the bye-passes which had been created around the flooded areas would be opened to motorists from today.

He said government had engaged construction giants in the country to create the by-passes as a temporary measure to ease the suffering of commuters.

He said: “What we’ve been doing since yesterday is to identify a by-pass which we have created. As at this morning (yesterday), we have attained about 60 percent completion. From the way we are going, by tomorrow (today) the road should be opened to motorists.

“We have done a diversion at those drainage and vehicles will be able to drive normally through this by-pass without having recourse to canoes on our roads as a result of the flooding that happened.”

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