From Amos Tauna, Kaduna
Kaduna State Commissioner for Works, Housing and Transport, Hassan Mahmud Usman, has disclosed that the Rigasa train terminal link road to Kaduna International Airport being constructed by the Kaduna State Government for easy movement of passengers would be ready in March.
Speaking with newsmen on Tuesday at the project site in Rigasa, Kaduna, the commissioner said the new road would ease transportation of passengers to and fro the airport, following the diversion of international flights from Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport to Kaduna.
Usman said apart from fixing of the Abuja-Kaduna Express road and Nnamdi Azikiwe Bye Pass by the government, the state government awarded the 5.1 kilometers road to be completed in two months to meet up the deadline set for diversion of flights to Kaduna, saying the disembarked train passengers would use the road to the airport without delay.
On his part, the Managing Director of Embryo Nigeria Limited, one of the contractors handling the project, Abiodun George Samuel, said they would commence working day and night to complete the work as scheduled.
Samuel added that the project had created employment for the youth, adding, “It is very feasible for us to finish the link road project next month March by God grace. We are going to start working here day and night.”
Earlier, the Commissioner of Works, Housing and Transport had inspected construction of roads in Gonin Gora, a community that has the worst roads in the past.
The commissioner explained that the main abandoned Gonin Gora road bridge was inherited with debts, but was re-awarded in 2016.
“The contractor was mobilised with money by the previous administration and left without doing the job. We came and terminated the project and re-awarded the project last year 2016.
“We will conduct integrity test on the abandoned uncompleted bridge to ascertain its safety, because we don’t want accident in the future. If the bridge is not okay, we will demolish it and build a new bridge,” he explained.