By Our Correspondent
Niger State Government has announced plans to close the Minna-Bida road to allow engineers carry out proactive maintenance work.
According to a statement issued on Saturday by Abdullberqy U Ebbo, Special Adviser to the Governor on Digital Communications, it was disclosed that the Minna-Bida road will be closed on Tuesday July 18, 2023 for 6 hours (from 12pm to 6pm) to allow for reinstatement of a failed section of the road.
The statement reads: “The good public may recall that the collapsing of multiple cell culvert on this road, at chainage 62km from Minna has become a yearly affair for about 10 years now, causing a lot of hardship to motorists using the road, which in most cases has led to the closing of the road for about a week or more for emergency repair to be carried out.
“It is in light of the above that the Niger State Government is taking a proactive measure this year to prevent a reoccurrence of the now annual collapse of this culvert during the rainy season.
“While the work is being carried out during the designated hours, motorists are invited to either wait for the repairs to be completed or use alternative routes.”