As the yuletide season gets to its peak with much inter-state travel imminent, the Managing Director of Federal Roads Maintenance Agency (FERMA), Engr. Gabriel Amuchi has said the agency is mobilising to re-launch the operation zero potholes programme to make all arterial federal roads motorable nationwide to ease movement.
Engr. Amuchi who disclosed this in Kabba, while on an inspection tour of some federal roads in Kogi state also said that, FERMA engineers are being mobilised to utilise the dry season to achieve massive road repairs to re-enact the “safe passage” initiative initiated in 2012/2013.
A statement by Director of Communications and Public Relations, Mrs Maryam M. Sanusi said while in Kogi State, the MD who inspected the failing expansion joints on Murtala Mohammed Bridge at Kotonkarfe, observed that as the bridge is an old one with an old design; heavy traffic on the bridge has necessitated continuous maintenance.
He assured that with the transformation agenda of the government on road sector, the agency will not wait till any bridge collapses in the country.
The FERMA boss was also on the Lokoja – Okene road where he assessed failed sections of the road at the Federal College of Education, Okene and instructed the contractor to speed up the work this dry season, taking into cognisance that the road is a major transport link with high traffic volume which connects the North and the South.