The Minister of Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola (SAN), has urged motorists using the Abuja, Kaduna and Kano highways to keep the speed limit at no more than 100 km per hour.
He spoke during an inspection on Friday to determine the level of road construction works on the Kano-Kaduna and Abuja dual carriageway by the project company, Julius Berger Plc.
The minister said as many as 1,600 people from different parts of the world, mostly Nigerians, are currently contracted to work on the roads.
He said a speed limit is necessary to ensure the safety of life and property on the highways.
Fashola explained that the technological materials deployed for the construction of the road by the contractor were high level with special methods and machines to do the job.
“The company applies a special method to the materials all the way. They need special machines to mill these materials, reprocess them and add some other components to get a stronger and more reliable job,” he said.
The minister also called on Nigerians who use the road for businesses and others to vacate “the right of way” for the contractor to achieve his goal of efficient work and life safety.