Consequent upon the six weeks closure of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Abuja for repairs, the Kaduna State Government has promised to complete the construction of a 5.1 kilometre road linking a train station to the Kaduna international airport before March 8.
Flights to Abuja are expected to land at the Kaduna airport from where the passengers will be ferried by rail and road to Abuja to ease transportation.
The Kaduna State Commissioner of Works, Ibrahim Uthman, said, “This road will take the passengers directly to the train station in Rigasa, instead of a round journey that will have to go through Mando, Nnamdi Azikiwe Way, Bakin Ruwa and then into Rigasa.
“The project will be completed before the relocation of flights from Abuja to Kaduna,” he said.
Mahmidu Umma, a farmer, said apart from providing job opportunities for over 100 unemployed youth in the Rigasa community, “the new road will solve the problems of cattle rustlers who attack settlements along that part.”
Abiodun George, Managing Director of Embryo Nigerian Limited, one of the two contractors handling the road project, said they will work day and night to ensure completion of the project within one month.