Connect with us


Umahi reveals when Abuja Kaduna Katsina Kano roads will complete



The Federal Government is resolved to complete the ongoing Abuja-Kaduna-Kastina-Kano expressway by next year, according to Works Minister David Umahi.

The minister stated that, in keeping with the Renewed Hope Agenda’s emphasis on revitalising the country’s economy through robust road infrastructure, President Bola Tinubu had directed him to establish a program targeted at finishing the project by next year.

Umahi announced this when Kaduna State Governor Uba Sani visited him at his office on Tuesday in Abuja.

In a statement on Wednesday in Abuja by his Special Adviser on Media, Uchenna Orji, the minister said the ongoing project was inherited from the past administration.

“We are going to have the first section of 38 kilometres by two (which is 76 kilometres) done by Dangote Group of Companies on Tax Credit and it’s going to use concrete to do it.

“We will allow the next 82 kilometres for Julius Berger to handle; then, the last 20 kilometres by two (which is 40 kilometres) for BUA to handle and to also use concrete to do that. I can assure you that the job will start in these three sections within this month of May,” he said.

Umahi also reaffirmed the Federal Government’s dedication to the Sokoto-Badagry highway project, saying President Tinubu had instructed that the design phase be fast-tracked with utmost urgency and expedited action.

“The design of the highway is being handled with dispatch by the Federal Ministry of Works and the project would cover the old African trade route of Sokoto, Kebbi, Niger, Kwara, Ondo, Oyo, Ogun, and Lagos states, connecting to Badagry,” he added.

According to him, a proposal is being considered to link the Southeast to the North through the Trans-Sahara Highway that would pass through Benue, Kogi, and Nasarawa states and end in Abuja.

The minister hailed Sani for the peace and development in Kaduna State under his administration, despite inherent challenges.

He prayed for the governor to record more successes as he piloted the affairs of the state.

Sani lauded President Tinubu’s visionary leadership and unwavering commitment to transforming Nigeria’s road infrastructure, which he acknowledged as a critical catalyst for the nation’s socio-economic growth and development.

The governor also hailed Umahi for his dedication and impactful leadership, which has transformed the nation’s road infrastructure landscape, marking a new era of progress and improvement.

He said: “I have to commend him for his effort. Since his assumption to office, he has made us proud. This is because he has done extremely well and because he has been able to follow the blueprint of our President who has promised everyone when he was elected that he would take development to every part of Nigeria, irrespective of those that elected him or not. Of course, that is the agenda; that is the Renewed Hope.

“Today, we are proud to say that development is reaching everywhere in Nigeria.”

Sani also applauded President Tinubu’s visionary initiatives, including the Lagos-Calabar and Sokoto-Badagry road projects.

The governor noted that the projects would boost the country’s socio-economic prospects upon completion.


Click to comment

Leave a Reply