Nigeria’s longest concrete road should be open by the end of the year, according to AG-Dangot, contractor on the project.
Around 33km of earthworks and 23km of pavement have been completed for the 44km Obajana–Kabba project in Kogi state, according to Ashif Juma, managing director of AG-Dangote.
Nigerian media reported that Juma also urged all of Nigeria’s governments and councils to switch from asphalt to concrete road construction because concrete requires less maintenance. To this end, the Obajana-Kabba rigid pavement road project is part of the Dangote’s Group’s corporate social responsibility strategy, he said.
“Concrete road last longer than asphalt roads and do not have potholes. It does not require frequent maintenance as asphalt roads [do]. It saves fuel for motorists and protects tyres from wear and tear,” a company statement said.