The impact of Private Public Partnership (PPP) might just be the game changer that Nigeria government need to have a total turnaround of some key sectors in the Nigerian economy.
The road sector is one sector that has been of great concern to a lot of Nigeria, and in most cases, it has brought economics activities to a halt in many parts of the country.
No region is left out when it comes to dilapidated roads.
However, respite might be on it way, as the Dangote Group has completed Nigeria’s longest pavement road in Kogi state. This first of its kind.
The Obajana-Kabba road with a stretch of 43-kilometer has be described my road user and motorist as a very good development as it aiding travelers between the North and South.
The rigid pavement road was built by Dangote Industries Limited (DIL). According to the project Director, Olatunbosun Kalejaiye, he said, he was excited that the corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) project was delivered for the use of Nigerians.
Project Director Olatunbosun Kalejaiye said the rigid pavement has been completed, he said the company was dressing the shoulders.
The dual carriage way will be durable and less susceptible to potholes and repairs, like the asphailt road, this according site Engineer Samuel Obosi.
“Thank God, it is a concrete road. It can withstand any heavy duty vehicle,” Alhaji Lamidi Sikiru, a driver said.
A member of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW), John Moses, said his taxi business was booming, compared to when the road was in deplorable condition with potholes and was avoided by motorists.
A community leader in Apa Bunu Kingdom and spokesperson Sam Omosayil said the road had attracted a lot of businesses to the area.
Traditional and community leaders eulogised President of Dangote Group, Alhaji Aliko Dangote.
The Bajana of Obajana land, King Idowu Senibi, described the project as gigantic and the first of its kind in Nigeria.
“Dangote is our son. We would protect his huge investment and gigantic concrete road. I am happy that this is happening in my lifetime and in my kingdom. This is a great opportunity for us and many generations to come,” he said.