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Flooding:  Bad Portion of Lokoja—Ganaja Road to be Complete before rainy season – Engr.Yusuf Assures

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By Noah Ocheni,  Lokoja

The Kogi State Commissioner for Works, Engr. Muhammed Ahovi Yusuf has assured Nigerians that Lokoja-Ganaja road under construction would be completed before the rainy season.

Engr Yusuf while briefing Newsmen after the inspection of Lokoja—Ganaja road and the alternative 500 units—Nyamanyama road with the Team from the Federal Road Maintenance Agency (FERMA).

He said the Executive Governor of Kogi State, His Excellency Alh. Usman Ahmed Ododo was assured of the completion of the affected parts during a visit to the office of the Federal Minister of Works Hon. Dave Umahi.

In his words” As of yesterday, I accompanied His Excellency Alh Usman Ahmed Ododo to the office of the Minister of Works at Mabushi and he assured us that approval has been given for the release of funds to complete Lokoja—Ganaja palliative work”.

Engr. Yusuf further commended the Federal Controller and Gitto Construction Ltd for the quality of job and their commitment on the job.

Responding, the Kogi State FERMA controller, Engr. Olayinka Onafuye revealed that the contractor has achieved 70% execution of the project adding that the required funds for the completion would be released soon.

Recall that  “Kogi FERMA Boss Engr. Onafuye Olayinka in a press statement issued on October 11, 2023, explained that the contract entails the special repair of the 700-meter flooded and damaged portion of Ganaja Road, adding that the project has been awarded to Messrs Gitto Nig. Ltd.”

“The scope of work, he said, include the removal of unsuitable material to a depth of 500mm, provision of suitable granular materials, construction of a concrete (rigid) pavement, embankment protection work, and installation of solar-powered street lights.”

Speaking on behalf of Gitto Construction Company, Engr. Idris thanked the Kogi State Government for creating an enabling environment for them to undertake their construction work on the site.

He also praised Governor Ahmed Usman Ododo and the Commissioner for Works on the push for the release of funds for the timely execution of the project.

Recall that the construction work on the site has come to a stand-still for some weeks now for none release of funds from Abuja.

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