The Minister of Works, David Umahi, says the ministry under his watch will construct a flyover as a permanent solution to end the perennial flooding on the Abuja-Lokoja highway.
According to NAN, Umahi disclosed this on Tuesday during his tour to inspect ongoing construction works on the Abuja-Lokoja road a day after his inauguration into office.
The minister, alongside the Governor of Kogi State, Yahaya Bello and some directors in the ministry, visited some work sites on the road.
According to the minister, the Abuja-Lokoja road is a major gateway that links the southwest, south-south and southeast regions to the Federal Capital Territory and the country’s northern parts.
He said priority should, therefore, be given to it because of its critical role to the country’s socio-economic life.
“We have seen the area that always gets flooded at the Koton Karfe section, and the only solution is to do a flyover on it to fly above the flood level.
“That will work because it is about 1.6 kilometres which will take five flyovers, you know, multiply by two.