Why Okene-Lokoja highway gridlock persists – FRSC

Traffic gridlock used to illustrate the story
Traffic gridlock used to illustrate the story

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) said on Monday that the lockdown on the Itakpe-Okene highway in Kogi caused by bad spots on the road, rather than regular traffic problem.

The Sector Commander of the FRSC in the state, Olusegun Martins, who made the disclosure in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday in Lokoja said that motorists’ impatience had also contributed to the lockdown now in its third day.

He said, however, that he had withdrawn some FRSC officials in Kabba and Lokoja to join their colleagues in Okene to assist in freeing the road for vehicular movement.

Mr Martins said the log-jam was compounded by the poor state of the Okene-Adogo-Ajaokuta road and the ongoing rehabilitation of Obajana-Kabba road.

According to him, officials of the Federal Road Maintenance Agency and the Kogi State Ministry of Works are currently working on the bad portions of the road.

He expressed his optimism that smooth traffic flow would be restored on the road within 48 hours, appealing to motorists to bear with the government over the situation.

It will be recalled that the bad section of the road between Itakpe and front of the Federal College of Education, Okene had become totally unpassable for vehicles since August 25 when some trucks got trapped on the road.



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