Abuja-Kaduna-Kano road project is making headway and it is expected to be delivered in 2023 according to Eng. Funso Adebiyi, the Director of Highways Construction and Rehabilitation (FMWH) in the Federal Ministry of Works and Housing.
Adebiyi made the revelation in a statement following a visit to the project site to assess the progress of the ongoing reconstruction works.
“Work is going on simultaneously on all sections of both lanes of the 375 kilometers dual carriage road from Abuja-Kaduna- Kano. We are pleased with the quality of work and we intend to increase its pace,” read the statement.
Work done so far
On the level of work done so far, the FMWH Director said that a lot of progress has been made.
“Over 100 kilometers, although not at a stretch, have been completed under section one to three i.e. Abuja-Kano. Also, 40 kilometers has been completed under section two which is Kaduna-Zaria, and 70 kilometers completed under section three from Zaria-Kano,” he explained.
He also stated that while some sections of the road were also at different levels of completion, remedial works were being carried out on the sections that were critically bad in order to facilitate movement.
The Abuja-Kaduna-Zaria-Kano Road forms a critical part of the West African country road network, enabling the movement of people and products from the North to the South and vice versa – thereby uniting the Nigerian people and economy, and connecting Nigeria to North Africa via the Lagos-Algiers Trans-African Highway.
The Abuja-Kaduna-Zaria-Kano road reconstruction project was awarded to Julius Berger Nigeria Plc, a leading Nigerian company offering integrated construction solutions and related services, on December 20, 2017.
The project commenced on May 21, the following year with 36 months completion period.