Kogi may commission 60% of ongoing projects soon


Elections are around the corner and most office holders want to point to reasons and evidence for seeking re-election.

Now, Kogi State government has disclosed that about 60 percent of all ongoing road projects across the three senatorial districts of the state would be ready for commissioning come January 2019.

Chief of Staff to the Governor, Edward Onoja, gave the hint in Lokoja while addressing newsmen on the sidelines of the 27th anniversary of the state, adding that the remaining road projects would be completed before the administration of Governor Yahaya Bello elapses.

He said: “Work on the Olamaboro-Ikeje-Ibana-Okpo Road has moved on progressively. It has left Ibana, it has gone to Okpo; to Ogugu around Odo-Idoko.

I believe that once the contractors get mobilised as the rains recede, they will head towards the terminal point, which is at the boundary of Enugu State.

The Idah-Umomi 57-kilometre road has also made a lot of progress. It remains about 12 miles to completion.  The Agasa- Upogoro Road in the Central District has relatively gone very far.
The Ife-Olukotun Iyamoye road in the West Senatorial district has equally moved on well.

It is good to know that the kogi state government has said that 60 percent ongoing road projects across the three senatorial districts of the state will be ready for commissioning by January 2019. This is what the movement of change by this administration is all about. i believe that with time fresh breeze of change will be felt in every state.”