Vanguard (Lagos)

7 November 2012

Nigeria: FERMA to Begin Repair of Ilorin-Omu-Aran-Egbe Highway

Kwara — Mr Babatunde Ige, the Kwara Coordinator, Federal Road Maintenance Agency, said on Wednesday that approval had been given for the rehabilitation of Ilorin-Omu-Aran-Egbe highway to ease traffic flow during the Christmas period.

Ige told the journalists in Omu-Aran, Kwara, that the agency was aware of the deplorable state of the road but the rains had delayed its rehabilitation.

He said since approval had been obtained, work would commence by next week.

"The good news is that I have just arrived from a meeting in Abuja where proposal for the rehabilitation of Ilorin-Omu-Aran-Egbe road was approved.

"The rehabilitation was a little bit delayed due to the downpour witnessed in the recent times.

"As I am talking to you, efforts are already in top gear to mobilise and move workers to site probably next week," he said.

Ige also said the agency was now well positioned to effectively maintain all federal roads across the country.

"With the acquisition of relevant machines tailor-made for round the clock maintenance, traffic gridlock and crashes on our major highways would be a thing of the past."

Road traversing towns such as Ajase-Ipo, Idofian, Oro, Oke-Onigbin,Omu-Aran and part of Egbe in Kogi, is currently in a deplorable condition. NAN

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