Flooding Challenge Addresses with Unique Approach
The Minister of Works, David Umahi, has unveiled an innovative proposal to tackle the persistent flooding issues along the Abuja-Lokoja highway. During his inspection tour of the ongoing construction work on the road, the minister highlighted the need for a groundbreaking solution that involves the construction of a series of flyovers to mitigate flooding concerns.
Collaborative Site Visit with Kogi State Governor
Minister Umahi, accompanied by Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State and key officials from the ministry, embarked on an on-site assessment of various construction sites along the Abuja-Lokoja road. The joint visit underscored their commitment to finding effective and sustainable solutions to the road’s flooding challenges, a testament to their dedication to infrastructure enhancement.
Innovative Approach to Permanent Solutions
Minister Umahi identified a critical area of concern at the Koton Karfe section that experiences frequent flooding. To combat this issue, he proposed the construction of a comprehensive flyover system spanning approximately 1.6 kilometers. This visionary approach aims to elevate the road above flood levels, ensuring a resilient and flood-resistant infrastructure. The minister’s proposal is set to be presented to President Buhari for approval, signifying the government’s commitment to seeking permanent resolutions to crucial national problems.
Kogi Governor Yahaya Bello applauded the minister’s swift action in addressing the flooding challenge, noting that the road’s design will guarantee long-lasting durability even in the face of severe flooding. The collaborative effort between the federal and state authorities reflects a dedication to advancing infrastructure and protecting communities from the adverse impacts of flooding.