Dualisation of Keffi township roads excites residents
Some residents of Keffi Local Government Area of Nasarawa State have expressed delight with the dualisation of two roads by the Gov. Abdullahi Sule administration within the metropolis.
A cross-section of residents spoke to members of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), who were in Keffi on Sunday in continuation of a state-wide tour to inspect projects executed by the state government.
They noted that the commencement of work on the dualisation of the roads had brought great relief to the people of the area and would go a long way to decongest traffic as well as open up the town.
The township roads being dualised are 1.3 kilometres Federal Medical Centre Keffi (FMC) roundabout to Total Filling Station and 1.2 kilometres from FMC roundabout to Emir’s Palace.
Malam Mohammed Shaibu, State Trustee of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW), commended the governor for the gesture describing it as a legacy project.
He said that the governor had proven to be a man with a true vision to transform the state and bring it to par with advanced states in terms of infrastructural development for the benefit of the people.
He said the expansion of the road was significant and would boost economic activities, address the problem of a traffic jam as well as reduce the rate of road crashes in the town.
Also, Iyal Hassan, a commercial driver, described the project as a welcome development and thanked the governor for prioritising the interest of the people through projects with a direct bearing on their lives.
Mrs Rosemary Joseph, a pretty trader said the dualisation of the roads and execution of other projects by the governor in the area was a dream come true for residents of Keffi.
“The narrow roads in the town had caused a lot of avoidable crashes, where unfortunately a lot of people had lost their lives over the years.
“I am optimistic that the rate of crashes would reduce and we will record a lot of progress in Keffi when the work is completed,” she added.
Eng. Sadique Sani of Centre Field Engineering Ltd, the firm handling the projects, said work had reached 80 per cent on the two projects.
He promised that the company would deliver a quality job on the project within the stipulated 13 months.
He, therefore, appealed for continued support from the people in order to deliver on the job.
On his part, Muhammad Baba-Shehu, Chairman, Keffi LGA appreciated the governor for executing landmarks projects in the area.
The Keffi Council boss listed some of the projects to include the construction of Antau bridge linking major parts of the town to FMC, Keffi Neighbourhood market, Keffi Square with a modern museum, construction and renovation of schools and Primary Healthcare Centres.