23rd September, 2012
Those travelling from Abuja and other Northern states to the Southern parts of the country and vice versa will have to seek alternative routes as the Lokoja-Abuja Highway, the most used artery linking the two parts of the country has been closed by the Federal Road Safety Corps Commission, FRSC.
The Commission, in a press release by Garuba Mohammed, its Kogi State Sector Commander who announced the closure of the Lokoja-Abuja highway on Sunday said the decision was taken to ensure the safety of road users.
According to him, the decision to close the road followed continued rise in the water level at the Banda Village, two kilometres to Lokoja, which he said has made movement of vehicles on the road completely impossible.
Mr. Mohammed said the road would remain closed until the commission could guarantee safe vehicular movement.
He therefore advised motorists to take alternative routes.
The Road Safety boss noted that his colleagues and youths who had been helping motorists through the water for the past three days can no longer cope with the situation.