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FG Confirms Work On Abuja-Kaduna-Kano Highway Was Suspended Over Insecurity




The federal government has stated that the rehabilitation of the Abuja-Kaduna-Kano highway was suspended due to insecurity.

The disclosure was made by the Minister of State for Works and Housing, Hon. Umar Ibrahim El-Yakub while inspecting the work done on Kaduna eastern bypass.

El-Yakub, who revealed that rehabilitation of the highway was suspended after the March 2022 train attack, said work will resume after security improves.

He also revealed that the contractor had been working on the second and third sections of the road, adding that work had reached an appreciable level and the project would be delivered on schedule.

His Director of Press and Public Relations, Blessing Lere-Adams, said in a statement;


“Palliative work was being done after it was discovered that the road had deteriorated due to the effect of rainfall. Work will soon resume fully on the road because of the obvious improvement in the security in the area.

“We are still optimistic that  sections two and three of the road will be finished between now and first quarter of next year. However, section one will be longer than that for obvious reasons.

“Work on the three sections were moving simultaneously before the train attack and over 50 per cent of the work on Section 1 was achieved before the contractor suspended the work due to the security problem.”


Commenting on the progress made on the Eastern bypass in Kaduna which has a total of 10 bridges: four land bridges, five river bridges and one bridge over the railway line, the minister said the contract which was awarded by the previous administration in 2002 was neglected until the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration came on board.


He reassured Nigerians that maximum attention would be given to the work on the road to ensure its completion as soon as possible.


El-Yakub also said the Buhari-led administration had committed so much effort and resources to infrastructure, including road, rail, airport, health and digital communication more than any other government.


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