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Flood: FRSC/FMW&H Advises Motorists Not To Ply Lokoja-Abuja Highway

The Federal Road Safety Commission and Federal Ministry of Works and Housing has advised all motorists traveling to the North from the Southern and Eastern parts of the country through Kogi State to avoid the Lokoja-Abuja dual carriageway.

They said this in different statements from the Kogi FRSC Sector Commander, Stephen Dawulung and the Federal Controller of Works in Kogi, Engr. Jimoh Kajogbola on Wednesday in Lokoja.

Mr. Dawulung expressed concern about the massive gridlock that built around Koton Karfe in Kogi Local Government Area on Abuja-Lokoja-Lagos-Enugu road as a result of the flooding that has overwhelmed Kogi in recent times.

“The recent flood in Kogi, the gateway, has overflowed the road linking both the southern and northern part of the country through the state and has caused a huge gridlock.

“Our personnel in conjunction with the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), the military and vigilantes are trying their best to control the already blocked road.

“Most unfortunately, a petroleum tanker broke down right in the middle of the flooded road forcing motorists to use only one lane of the road.

He suggested the use of Enugu-Ankpa-Ajaokuta-Lafia route and Abuja-Minna-Mokwa-Jebba-Ilorin route to travel in either parts of the country

Engr. Kajogbola advised Abuja-bound motorists from the South-West are advised to pass through the Ilorin-Mokwa-Bida road while motorists from the East and South-South are advised to pass through Makurdi-Lafia road.”

The alternative roads, according to him, should be adhered to pending the time the water level will recede.

Kajogbola said that the advice equally applies to South-South, South- East and South-West bound motorists from the Northern parts of the country.

He urged them to either take Abuja-Lafia-Makurd-Otukpa road or Abuja-Bida-Mokwa-Jebba road pending the time that the water will subside at Koton-Karfe.

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