Niger state Government announced on Friday that construction of the Minna City Gate – Chanchaga dual carriage road would begin next week Monday, following the mobilization to site of the construction firm, H&M Company.
A statement by Mary Noel-Berge, chief press secretary (CPS) to the Niger state Governor Abubakar Sani Bello, said Alhaji Ibrahim Balarabe, chief of staff (CoS) to the governor, who is also the chairman, Infrastructure Monitoring Committee, disclosed this while inspecting the mobilization of heavy-duty equipment to site by the construction company.
The 5.5 kilometre road is a dual carriage way, hence the total number of kilometers is put at 11.
According to the statement, the road will cost N403 million to fix.
Alhaji Balarabe restated that construction work would start next week Monday, and appealed to commuters to bear with any inconvenience the construction work might cause them.
He further urged them to give maximum co-operation to the construction firm to ensure successful completion of the project.
Alhaji Balarabe said the state government opted for the company against the backdrop of its quest for quality and standard work, and bearing in mind that articulated vehicles daily ply the road .
He said though it is a federal government road, it had caused untold hardship to people, hence the order by Gov. Sani Bello for the state government’s immediate intervention.
The committee chairman said that to avoid gridlock at the commencement of work, one lane of the road would be addressed before the other, and that the committee would further have an interface with the contractor for the speedy completion of the project.