In an attempt to provide a long-lasting solution to the Koton Karfe section of Abuja, the Minister of Works, David Umahi, said there is a need for a flyover at the Abuja-Lokoja highway.
Umahi disclosed this on Tuesday while taking a tour to inspect ongoing construction works on the Abuja-Lokoja road, a day after his inauguration in office.
The minister, along with the governor of Kogi State, Yahaya Bello, and some directors in the ministry, visited some work sites on the road.
He maintained that the Abuja-Lokoja road is a major gateway that links the southwest, south-south, and southeast regions to the Federal Capital Territory and the northern part of the country, according to the News Agency of Nigeria.
He noted that the flyover is necessary because it contributes to the socio-economic life of the nation.
“We have seen the area that always gets flooded at Koton Karfe section, and the only solution to it is to do a flyover on it to fly above the flood level.
“That will really work because it is about 1.6 kilometres, which will take five flyovers, multiplied by two.
“So we are going to be making a proposal and submitting it to Mr. President to give us his nod because we are looking for permanent solutions to our problems,” he said.