The minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, has said that the trans-saharan roads linking Abuja with Algiers in Algeria will be completed in three years.
Mr Fashola said this during a joint inspection visit to the on-going Abuja-Keffi-Akwanga-Lafia-Markudi and the Abuja-Kaduna roads which are part of the trans-saharan roads.
The inspection was part of the programme scheduled for a 2-day 70th Session of the Trans Sahara Road Liaison Committee, TRLC, which began on November 11 in Abuja.
He said: “ What we are concerned with in this committee is the Lagos to Abeokuta highway.
“The Lagos-Ibadan-Oyo road, the Jebba-Mokwa-Kaduna-Kano road, and the Abuja-Kano road are the major components.
“`So Mali is doing its own, Algeria is doing its own, Niger is doing its own. Every country is handling their own.
“The Abuja-Kaduna-Zaria-Kano Dual Carriageway of 375.9km has three sections and would all be completed within three years,’’ Fashola said.
He added that part of the project which is handled by China Harbour Engineering Company Limited (CHEC) is the expansion of 5.4km of the Abuja-Keffi Expressway and Dualisation of the Keffi-Akwanga-Lafia-Makurdi road.
The project is located in FCT, Nasarawa and Benue states, with a total length of 227.2km, including the Abuja-Keffi and Keffi-Makurdi sections.