Kaduna govt set to decongest Kaduna-Abuja highway – Aruwan

Kaduna state governor Nasir El-Rufai

The Kaduna state government is taking measures to address the gridlock on the Kaduna-Abuja highway to “enable easy and smooth movement of vehicles in the ever- busy highway that serves as gateway between the South and North-west.”

The Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Mr. Samuel Aruwan, who stated this in Kaduna Friday, said the state was discussing with construction giants, Julius Berger, and other relevant agencies to find enduring solutions to the challenge.

He said Kaduna state government “regrets the gridlock and its impact on vehicles plying the Kaduna-Abuja highway,” adding that “the Kaduna state government wishes to express its compassion to citizens over the prolonged gridlock currently experienced along the Kaduna-Abuja road.”

“Citizens plying the route over the last few days have experienced severe hardship and discomfort due to the gridlock, which is deeply regretted.

“The Kaduna state government is in discussions with Julius Berger PLC, and other relevant agencies, over ensuring that obstructions are promptly cleared and the gridlock is eased for normal movement of traffic as soon as possible.

“The government once more reiterates its deep regret of the situation, and conveys its understanding of the significant pains being endured by citizens and commuters in the protracted situation. Citizens will be updated accordingly,” he said.

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