Niger State governor, Alhaji Abubakar Sani Bello has directed the continuous maintenance of Minna-Suleja Road pending it’s reconstruction and dualisation by the Federal government.
He also directed contractor handling the rehabilitation of Minna-Bida Road to expedite action before heavy rain sets it.
He gave this directive when he paid an unscheduled inspection on the federal government Trunk A road currently being rehabilitated by the state government.
The state government had embarked on the rehabilitation of the 98 kilometre federal government road which had turned to death trap for motorists and travellers due to its bad state.
The governor, during the inspection expressed concern over long stretch of failed portion of the 98 kilometre road and directed that the state Ministry of Works should ensure continuous maintenance of the road.
He also directed the contractor handling rehabilitation project to effect repairs of new failed sections between Kwakuti and Bonu villages that developed after rehabilitation.
“Despite the fact that Minna-Suleja Road is a federal road, we (state government) decided to rehabilitate it pending federal government dualisation project because it is a critical road, but I am not at home with the failure of some sections already rehabilitated.
“It is clear that this road has outlived it’s lifespan and the only thing we can do now to make it motorable is to carry out regular maintenance on the road pending federal government dualisation project,” the governor stated.
On some failed portions of the already rehabilitated areas, especially the stretch at Lambata town, the governor directed the contractor to ensure that the interlocking technology is perfected to carry the heavy vehicular movement.
Federal government awarded the dualisation of Minna-Suleja Road in 2011. Construction work commenced but stopped around Bonu village in Gurara Local Government area of the state, forcing the state government to embark on its rehabilitation due to its bad state.

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