The Federal Road Safety Commission FRSC said today that it has concluded plans to block the flooded Abuja Lokoja road that has been taken over by River Niger waters.
In a statement pushed out by the Sector commander of the FRSC, Rivers State Dr Kayode Olagunju through his social media page,the closure is to avoid an unprecedented calamity that may affect travellers on the route as the water level has reached an intolerable stage..
He called on all motorists to take alternative routes for their journey.
It would be recalled that CKN Nigeria crew yesterday took a 24 hours tour of the site. Our stories backed with pictures and interviews will be published on Monday 24th September 2012..We also poke with the Senator representing the Senatorial District, Smart Adeyemi who was on an assessment tour of the site with two of his fellow honourables from the House of Representatives..
Here was the exact post of Dr Kayode Olagunju
“FRSC intends blocking Lokoja / Abuja highway as water level rises as a result of flooding. Road becoming impassable. Motorists advised to completely avoid the route and ply alternative routes for safety' sake.”