Governor Ganduje, Ministers Meets Julius Berger Over Kano To Abuja Highway

Governor Ganduje, Ministers Meets Julius Berger Over Kano To Abuja Highway.

Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje of
Kano State has sued for peace from all
stakeholders to enable the contractors handling the project, Julius Berger Nigeria Plc, to continue with the job the company is doing on the Abuja-Kaduna-Zaria-Kano road.

The scope of works for the Abuja-Kaduna-Zaria-Kano road, also known by the acronym AKR, has been altered from Adhoc rehabilitation of broken segments to comprehensive reconstruction by the client, the Federal Government.

This development was revealed in a presentation made by the Managing Director of the contractor, Julius Berger Nigeria Plc, Engr. Dr Lars Richter at a Town Hall meeting in the Kaduna State University-Main auditorium in Kaduna. The scope of works, Dr Richter said, has been broken down into three sections, being Section 1 stretching at 165.5km from Abuja to Kaduna; Section 2 comprising a length of 73.4km from Kaduna to Zaria; and Section 3 with a distance of 137.0km from Zaria to
Kano. He said the construction work is simultaneously going on all three sections of the road.

Dr. Richter, the Julius Berger MD, said that the A2 Highway is one of the most important highways, running from North to South through densely populated areas and the AKR is a critical part of this highway system, and therefore played a tremendous role in industrial growth and socio-
economic development

The Chief of Staff to the President, the Honourable Minister, of Works and Housing, Babatunde Raji Fashola, SAN, the Minister of Finance, Hajia Zainab Shamsuna Ahmed, the Executive Governor of Kano State, Alhaji Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, Distinguished Senators and Honourable members of the House of
Representatives, Community leaders, members of Julius Berger’s Executive Management and project implementation team, as well as journalists, had earlier undertaken a physical inspection tour of the project by road from Kano to Kaduna to see the ongoing works firsthand before the commencement of the meeting itself. Engr. Dr Richter at all the inspection stops by the high power entourage briefed the project stakeholders on the technical nature of the ongoing works.

On the status of the works, Dr Richter highlighted that the project includes reconstruction of 2×2 Dual Carriageway with new technology; drainage works for Rural and township areas, and immediate and
continuing palliative works to ensure commuters continue to ply the road route for their legitimate businesses without hindrance.

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