- Road users have commended Dangote Group over the ongoing Obajana-Kabba road construction
- Both motorists and commuters plying the route said the road has started easing movements, even though it is still under construction
- They urged the Nigerian government to partner more with Dangote Group in road construction as it uses concrete cement instead of asphalt
Motorists and commuters travelling from the north to the south and vice versa, have applauded the Dangote Group for the quality of work done so far on the 44 km Obajana-Kabba road which is adjudged to be the longest concrete road projects in the country.
A cross-section of motorists who spoke to Daily Trust at the weekend said the road project has started supporting and easing vehicular movements to and fro across the regions.
NAIJ.com gathered that a businessman from the north, Abubakar Umar, commended the president of the Dangote Group, Aliko Dangote and described the project as a big relief as it has already eased travelling and connectivity across the regions.
Another commuter, a consultant identified as Abdullahi A. Umar, who normally travels through Okene in Kogi state said he now uses the Obajana-Kabba road and called on other companies to emulate the Dangote Group.
Other motorists also urged governments at all levels to the partner Dangote Group in road construction.
Meanwhile, the managing director of AG-Dangote Construction Company, Ashif Juma, said the Obajana-Kabba concrete road project will be completed by December this year as planned.
Juma said so far, 33km earthwork and 22 km concrete pavement have been done.
He urged Nigerian governments at all levels to switch over to the construction of concrete road instead of asphalt, saying "it is far superior, durable and cheaper, as it does not require frequent maintenance."
In a related development, a statement from the Corporate Communications Department of the Dangote Group said: “Concrete road last longer than asphalt roads and do not have potholes. It does not require frequent maintenance as asphalt roads. It saves fuel for motorists and protects tyres from wear and tears.”
The statement said it is part of the Dangote Group’s determination to support government and Nigerians in order to grow the economy and facilitate ease of doing business.
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It added that the Obajana-Kabba rigid pavement road project was part of the corporate social responsibility (CRS) of the Dangote Group Plc.
NAIJ.com previously reported that Alhaji Aliko Dangote, on Wednesday, February 28, said that his group’s investment which includes its refinery and others in the Lekki Free Zone, Lagos will earn Nigeria N8 trillion annually.
Dangote made the disclosure at the maiden edition of the Lagos-Kano Economic and Investment Summit held at the Jubilee Chalets in Epe, Lagos state.
He said: “Lagos is more than ready for business. Our refinery, petrochemical, fertilizer and gas projects will generate N8 trillion per annum for Nigeria when fully on stream,” adding that he was one of those who believed that state governments should collaborate with one another for economic benefits of their states.
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