Barely two days after his convoy was involved
in an accident that led to the death of a former
President of the Academic Staff Union of
Universities (ASUU), Prof. Festus Iyayi, Kogi
State Governor, Idris Wada, has approved the
re-construction of the Lokoja-Okene Road at
the cost of over N2 billion.
The road, running through Lokoja metropolis,
belongs to the federal government and is one
of the failed roads littering the state capital.
The accident that claimed Iyayi’s life
happened at Banda village, a few kilometres
outside Lokoja, while the governor was
returning from an official engagement in
Other roads also to be constructed include Idah
and Egbe township roads.
The state Commissioner for Information, Mr.
Yabaji Bologi, told journalists yesterday, after
the state executive council’s meeting that the
council also approved the establishment of the
State Road Maintenance Agency (KSRMA),
which has been given N332 million as a…
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