Kogi - The Deputy Governor of Kogi, Yomi Awoniyi, on Sunday commended the Federal Government for awarding contract for reconstruction of the Lokoja to Benin road.
Awoniyi made the commendation in a statement issued by his Press Secretary, Mr Michael Abu, in Lokoja.
He expressed gratitude to the Controller of Works and the Zonal Director, Federal Emergency Road Management Agency, Mr Aigbe Osayi and Femi Kayode respectively.
Awoniyi said good road remained cardinal to the socio–economic well being of any society and advised the Federal Government to also construct the Obajana – Ilorin road, in view of its socio–economic significance.
He stated that the state government was ready to partner with the Federal Ministry of Works to improve all federal roads passing through the state.
He assured contractors on the maintenance jobs along Lokoja - Abuja road of government's support.
Awoniyi urged the ministry to introduce three interchanges on the Lokoja-Abuja road.
He noted that the state had given approval for the review of the Lokoja Master Plan and solicited for human capital and technical assistance from the federal authority.