Abuja- Lafia- Akwanga- Makurdi Dualization Road Construction over 72% complete – says FG

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By Joyce Remi- Babayeju

Chairman, House Committee on Works, Hon. Abubakar Kabir Abubakar has said that the 220 km Keffi- Akwanga- Makurdi Dualization Road project has scaled 72% completion.

Abubakar made this known yesterday after an evaluation of the four section Road project with contract no FRD/ 83/AKALM/2017.

Speaking with newsmen in Lafia, the Works Committee Chairman said that the 220 Km road connecting three states, Abuja-, Nasarawa, Benue costing over $50n is a very important project, adding that the Federal Government contributed 15% of the funding.

He said, ” So far we have inspected the road project and although the project is 72% complete, there are concerns raised , the contractors handling the project are expected to make sure the project is not compromised in quality, standard and delivery.”

The project is expected to be handled over in a few months , so before we can drop money, all concerns regarding it must be addressed by the contractor, he said.

The Federal Ministry of Works, Road Sector Development Team Lead, Engineer Henry Usor said, ” we have achieved 72% of the road project , which commenced in 2019.
Usor promised that the project will be completed in record time

Speaking on the concerns raised by the Works Committee members,
Usor said that once any problem is identified in the construction process , it will be rectified.

Speaking on the AYA- Kugbo road, which commuters are complaining about, he explained that the portion of road which is a rehabilitation of the existing road will be soon become a smooth ride for everyone with an additional service lane.
Project Manager of Chinese Harbour Engineering Company Ltd, Mr . Li Qiangqiang, the contractor of the project disclosed that the road project which is in four sectors from Abuja- to Makurdi started two years ago is expected to be completed in April 1st, 2023, adding that all concerns raised about the construction will be rectified before the final hand over.

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