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FG tackles dangerous accidents on Jigawa roads  


[FILES] Jigawa state. Photo; Progressive Geographies

To curtail road accidents in Jigawa State, the Federal Government plans to embark on the realignment of over 11km dangerous bends on the Kajo-Birnin Kudu Expressway.
Minister of Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola, disclosed this to newsmen after inspecting the expressway in Birnin-Kudu Local Government Area.
About 18 passengers got burnt beyond recognition last month when a commercial vehicle lost control on Birnin-Kudu road.
Fashola said the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) and Nigerians are concerned about the dangerous bends, which have become killer spots for travellers.
The minister, represented by the Permanent Secretary in the ministry, Dr. Babangida Hussain, said the Federal Government would act fast on complaints by Nigerians and some federal lawmakers on the affected segments of the dangerous bends, which exposed travellers to danger.

He explained that the tour was aimed at designing and estimating the execution of the project by surveyors and engineers.
Hussain said the ministry would enumerate farmlands likely to be affected in the realignment project for possible compensation where appropriate.
He noted that as soon as the report and the design are available, the ministry would act quickly on it and forward it to the appropriate quarters for necessary actions.


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