Federal Road Safety Corps, FRSC, Niger State Command has said a bridge at Daku Sabon Gida Village along Minna – Bida Road about 16 kilometres to Bida has collapsed.
According to FRSC, the road is presently not motorable for heavy duty trucks, trailers and tankers.These were contained in a statement signed brAin Habibu, Route Eligible Pubic Education Officer, Niger State Sector Command.
The statement partly read: “In view of the above, Federal Road Safety Corps, Niger State Command is advising the motoring public to ply the following alternative route to avoid Traffic hold-up and ensure free flow of vehicular Movement:
i. Vehicles coming from Abuja to follow Lambata – Lapai – Agaie – Bida enroute Mokwa -Jebba road.
ii. Vehicles coming from Bida are to follow Agaie -Lapai enroute Minna or Lambata as the case may be.
iii. While vehicles taking off from Minna to South West are advised to follow Paiko – Lapai -Agaie -Bida enroute Mokwa.
“Federal Road Safety Corps, Niger State Command will On Saturday 25/8/18 by 05:30am ensure diversion of all categories of Vehicles and complete closure of Minna – Bida and Bida – Minna road to ensure quick repairs of the bridge by the Niger State Ministry of Works which is presently on-going.
“On this note, the Command is appealing to the general public to be patient and adhere strictly to the alternative roads provided and always abide by the traffic rules and regulations”.
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