This Day (Lagos)

Nigeria: FG Commences Dualisation of Benin-Auchi-Lokoja-Abuja Road

The Federal Government has commenced the dualisation of Benin-Lokoja-Abuja Express way which was flagged-off Friday by the Minister of Works, Mr. Mike Onolemenmen who urged the contractors and the supervising team of the ministry to do everything within their professional competences to actualize the project.

The project, according to him would be divided into four sections namely Benin-Ehor, Ehor-Irrua, Irrua-Auchi, and Auchi-Lokoja.

He disclosed that the multi-billion naira project is expected to be completed in 30 months, adding that when completed, President Goodluck Jonathan would have delivered on his promise to link the six geo-political zones in the country with dual carriage ways.

His words: "You will recall that in 2006, the Federal Executive Council [FEC] awarded four sections of the dualisation of Abuja-Lokoja road to Messers Dantata and Sawoe Construction Company Nig. Ltd, RCC Nig. Ltd, Bulletin Construction Nig. Ltd and Gitto Construzoioni Genralli Nig. Ltd respectively.

"Initially these projects were constrained by inadequate budgetary provision which made the project to linger until the establishment of SURE-P by Mr. President in January 2012. This action has injected the much needed funds required for the completion of the projects and I am optimistic that the four projects will be fully realized by March 2014".

The Minister explained that the Federal Ministry of Works followed a thorough rigorous competitive tender that saw the emergence of the contractors now saddled with the responsibilities of actualizing the dream of completion of the projects.

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