7 February 2021 By Ohikwo Muhammad
Residents of Lokoja, the Kogi State Capital have expressed optimism that the Ganaja fly over will bring relief to the residents when completed.
Some of the residents who spoke to our Correspondent in Lokoja at the commencement of site clearing by contractors handling the project noted that it would greatly reduce incessant traffic challenge experienced by road users on a daily basis around the Ganaja junction.
Mr Edwin Onwugufor noted that apart from beautifying the state capital, the project which is the first of its kind would ease congestion and equally reduce the incidence of accidents at the intersection.
Mr Onwugufor, a shopping mall owner in the area told newsmen that they had received compensation before demolition of affected structures began.
Also, Itodo Ali and Saeed Ibrahim applauded the State Government for commencing the fly over project.
They further appealed for the opening of adjoining roads to ease movement as they called for timely completion of the flyover.
Addressing newsmen, Kogi State Commissioner for Works, Abubakar Sadiqu Ohere said
property owners and traders that would be affected by the road construction had been adequately compensated.
He explained that alternate roads and other makeshift roads would be repaired to ensure smooth movement during the period of construction.
The Commissioner said the project is expected to be completed by December this year.
He added that rehabilitation had also commenced on Lokoja township roads including Sadauna Maigari palace road, Adankolo Dunamis junction road and 55 Cemetry road and would all be completed by July.