22nd September, 2012
Mr Sonnallah Ezekiel, the Koton Karfe Unit Commander, Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) in Kogi, said that normal traffic flow has been restored on the Abuja-Lokoja highway.
Ezekiel said normal traffic flow was restored at about 6 p.m on Friday.
The gridlock which has lasted for two days was as a result of heavy flooding at a section of the road at Banda village in Kogi.
The unit commander said that normal traffic flow was restored with the assistance of youths from nearby villages.
Ezekiel said that articulated vehicles plying the road did not encounter much problems wading through the water, but some of the small cars had to be pushed by the FRSC officials and the youths.
He assured motorists of free flow on Saturday as officials of the commission would arrive early to control traffic.
Meanwhile, officials of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) arrived in Lokoja on Friday evening with some relief materials for the flood victims, currently camped at Adankolo, Kabawa and Gaduma areas of Lokoja.
Mrs Florence Ogedengbe, the Executive Secretary, Kogi State Emergency Management Agency, who stated this, said that the relief materials would be distributed to the victims immediately.