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Floods: FG Warns Motorists to Avoid Lokoja-Abuja Road

Recent flooding has made the Federal Government to warn motorists travelling to the North from the Southern and Eastern parts of the country through Kogi State to avoid the Lokoja-Abuja dual carriageway.

The Federal Controller of Works in Kogi State, Engr Jimoh Kajogbola gave the warning in a statement in Lokoja, admonishing motorists to opt for alternative routes.

He said, “Due to the flooding in the country, River Niger has overflowed the Lokoja-Abuja dual carriageway at Koton-Karfe and rendered it dangerous to road users.

“Abuja-bound motorists from the South-West are advised to pass through the Ilorin-Mokwa-Bida road, while motorists from the East and South-South are advised to pass through Makurdi-Lafia road.”

The alternative roads, according to him, should be adhered to pending the time the water level will recede.

Kajogbola said that the advice equally applies to South-South, South-East and South-West bound motorists from the Northern parts of the country.

He urged them to either take Abuja-Lafia-Makurdi-Otukpa road or Abuja-Bida-Mokwa-Jebba road pending the time that the water will subside at Koton-Karfe.

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