Senator Nurudeen Abatemi-Usman representing Kogi Central Senatorial District has reiterated his call for the quick completion of the dualisation of Abuja/Lokoja/Okene road to ease vehicular movement during festive periods and prevent accidents.
Abatemi-Usman, who spent about 15 hours to travel from Abuja to Okene on Easter Friday due to gridlock, lamented the pains Nigerians are made to go through on the road.
According to the Senator, who trekked for about 30km while actively assisting in the control of traffic, the only solution to the problem is for the Federal Government to ensure that the contractors handling the project are adequately mobilised to complete the dualisation of the road.
In a statement signed by Michael Jegede, the Senator’s Media Assistant, Abatemi-Usman was quoted as saying that, “it is unimaginable the kind of pains the good people of Nigeria are subjected to on this road at every festive periods because of traffic congestion. This is why I think the Federal Government has to see to it that this road is completed in due course. It will equally go a long way in reducing the rate of accidents along the route which has claimed many lives because of its deplorable condition.”
He, however, cautioned motorists to always exercise patience, as according to him, impatience on the part of drivers equally contributed to the hold-up situation.