Barely two days after his convoy was involved in an accident that led to the death of a former President of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Prof. Festus Iyayi, Kogi State Governor, Idris Wada, has approved the re-construction of the Lokoja-Okene Road at the cost of over N2 billion.
The road, running through Lokoja metropolis, belongs to the federal government and is one of the failed roads littering the state capital.
The accident that claimed Iyayi's life happened at Banda village, a few kilometres outside Lokoja, while the governor was returning from an official engagement in Abuja.
Other roads also to be constructed include Idah and Egbe township roads.
The state Commissioner for Information, Mr. Yabaji Bologi, told journalists yesterday, after the state executive council's meeting that the council also approved the establishment of the State Road Maintenance Agency (KSRMA), which has been given N332 million as a takeoff grant.
The commissioner also said over N95 million was also considered by the council for the electrification of the Post-flood Housing Estate in Lokoja, while N50 million was also approved for women empowerment in the state under the Public-Private Partnership (PPP) arrangement with the Kogi Micro-Finance Bank.