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Tuesday, January 02, 2018

Onitsha-Enugu road to receive attention in 2018 - Buhari

The President, Muhammadu Buhari has assured that the dilapidated Onitsha-Enugu Expressway would receive attention this years, reports ITRealms.

Making this disclosure in his new year message broadcasted in Nigeria on Monday, January 1, 2018, President Buhari said that Onitsha-Enugu Expressway is among the 25 major highways to be funded under the N100b SUKUK facility.

“Each geo-political zone will benefit by an equal amount of N16.67b,” he declared, and also listed the benefiting major highways to receive special attention to include the Enugu – Port Harcourt Dual Carriage Way, Oyo – Ogbomosho, Ofusu – Ore – Ajebandele – Shagamu, Yenagoa Road Junction – Kolo Otuoke – Bayelsa Palm, Kaduna Eastern Bypass, Dualization of Kano – Maiduguri Road, Dualization of Abuja – Lokoja – Benin Road, and Dualization of Suleja – Minna Road.

In addition, he said, Federal Government has approved work to start on the re-construction of Abuja – Kaduna –Zaria–Kano road which is in a state of disrepair.

“Work will soon start and is expected to be completed in 2019,” he said.

Buhari equally blasted some oil marketers who took pride afflict difficulties on Nigerians especially at this period of Christmas and New Year, described the situation as “unfortunate and sad.”

“Instead of showing love, companionship and charity, some of our compatriots chose this period to inflict severe hardship on us all by creating unnecessary fuel scarcity across the country,” he said.

According to him, the consequence was that not many could travel and the few who did had to pay exorbitant transport fares, describing that as “unacceptable given that NNPC had taken measures to ensure availability at all depots. I am determined to get to the root of this collective blackmail of all Nigerians and ensure that whichever groups are behind this manipulated hardship will be prevented from doing so again.”

Buhari further promised to get to the root of such unpatriotic attempt to divert his administration from the course they set for themselves.


“Our government's watch word and policy thrust is 'Change'. We must change our way of doing things or we will stagnate and be left behind in the race to lift our people out of poverty and into prosperity,” he assured.

Uboshe Uboshe/GEE

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