President Buhari commissions Sokoto-Tambuwal-Jega road section, pegs speed limit at 100Km/h

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President Buhari commissions Sokoto-Tambuwal-Jega road section, pegs speed limit at 100Km/h

President, Muhammadu Buhari has commissioned the Sokoto-Tambuwal-Jega Road Section, i.e., phases I and II of the Sokoto-Tambuwal-Jega-Kontagora-Makera Road which cuts across Sokoto, Kebbi, and Niger States, urging users not to exceed 100Km/h.

Declaring the road open officially, Buhari, who was represented by the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, said, “I formally declare this SokotoTambuwal-Jega Phases I and II of the Sokoto-Tambuwal-Jega-Kontagora-Makera Road completed and open for public use”.

Reiterating his government’s commitment to improve road infrastructure and the ease of doing business in the country while creating jobs and wealth in the process.

In his speech made available to Arnews360.com, the President who warned against any misuse of the road and others in the country said, “As you can all see, we are handing over today the 155 Kilometres Road, which is Phases I&II (Sokoto-Tambuwal-Jega) of the Sokoto-Tambuwal-Jega-Kontagora-Makera Road. This road links Sokoto and Kebbi State together, and it is a critical component of our national road network.

“This road has been built to the highest quality of design and workmanship and if is well used and not abused, it should last for the designed service life.
“For your safety and that of other road users, I implore you not to exceed 100 Km/h speed limit.”

He itemised causes of road failure to include: overloading of vehicles and trucks which, according to him, accelerates pavement damage; spilling of petroleum products which dissolves all the components and allows water to penetrate, and conversion of the road shoulders to permanent parking lots, thus marking the beginning of road failure from the
shoulder.

On his part, the Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola said the Sokoto-Tambuwal-Jega Road Section which is phases I and II of the Sokoto-Tambuwal-Jega-Kontagora-Makera Road that will impact Sokoto, Kebbi, and Niger States “is the first of many more project Completion and handovers our country will experience in the next few weeks and months as we enter what l call a season of completion and impact.”

According to him, other completion and handover formalities that will follow include that of “Jigawa for Section II covering 142.2 x 2 (dual) Kilometers between Shuwarin and Azare, connecting Jigawa and Bauchi States;

“Bauchi for Section III covering 106.3 x 2 Kilometers between Azare and Potiskum , connecting Bauchi and Yobe States;

“Benue for Vandeikya-Obudu Cattleranch Road covering 24 Kilometers connecting Benue and Cross River States; “Ebonyi for Nnewe-Uduma-Uburu Road covering 26.27 Kilometers with 14 Kilometers spur to Ishiagu connecting Enugu and Ebonyi States.

President Buhari commissions Sokoto-Tambuwal-Jega road section, pegs speed limit at 100Km/h

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