KEFFI – (FIC Lafia Report) – The Nasarawa State Governor, Tanko Al-Makura has commended the Federal Government over the award of contract for the expansion and dualization of Abuja – Keffi – Lafia – Makurdi Road.
The Governor gave the commendation recently in Keffi at the launch of the 227.4Km project by the Minister of Power Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola. He said that the benefit of the project to commuters and communities along the road corridor when completed is enormous.
“The expansion of the road from the existing six to 10 lanes from Abuja to keffi will give a lot of relief to commuters and communities along the road corridor in the FCT and Nasarawa State. With the coming of this dualisation, our road will last longer because the pressure on them will be drastically reduced. It will also increase access to the rural communities from their farms to the market and enhance security of lives and property,” he intensified.
Al-Makura further remarked that the launch of the project was a sign of the commitment of the Federal Government to improving the economic activities in rural communities. He added that the State Government had keyed into the initiative of the Federal Government towards providing infrastructure in the State. The Governor also informed that the Government had provided 60km of road between Lafia and Keffi to reduce pressure on the federal highway.
“The Federal Government is doing much to ensure the completion of some of the federal projects we have commenced during the previous administration. The federal secretariat in Lafia is begging for completion and I want to use this opportunity to appeal to the Minister to come to our rescue,” he espoused.