By Mashe Umaru Gwamna
The Minister of State Works and Housing, Engr. Abubakar Aliyu said the Abuja-Abaji-Lokoja expressway will soon be ready for usage.
Aliyu who stated this over the weekend during his inspection tour of dualisation work of Abuja-Abaji-Lokoja road section 1 Sheda Village junction in Abuja, saying that the construction has reached 96% completion .
A statement signed by Salisu Haiba for: Director Press said Engr Aliyu said, President Buhari had mandated his ministry to ensure delivery of all projects that are between 80% and 90% completion stage, hence his senior colleague minister Babatunde Fashola and himself are not leaving anything to chance in order to help Mr. President realise that dream.
He explained that the purpose of the inspection tour of the Abuja-Abaji-Lokoja project was to have a firsthand information and also interface with the contractor, project engineers and the technical officers of the project with a view to identifying grey areas and agree on the way forward that would ensure the timely delivery, which was supposed to be May 2020.
The Executive Director of Dantata and Sawoe, Engr. Nasir Dantata explained that there was an addition of Service lane to be provided within the Gwagwalada metropolis and final asphalt laying of shoulders which he promised the Minister would be delivered as soon as all necessary approval and requirements are met.