It is the first of its kind, top engineers opined, in a statement from the company on Sunday.
The 43km Obajana-Kabba road constructed by Dangote Industries Limited (DIL), is described by drivers as the nation’s most strategic highway that is supporting travellers between the North and the South.
A statement from the Corporate Communications Department of the group said: “Concrete roads last more than asphalt roads and do not have potholes. They do not need regular maintenance as asphalt roads do. They save fuel for drivers and protect tyres from wear and tear.”
Olatunbosun Kalejaiye, the Project Director, said the rigid pavement of the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) project has been finished while the shoulders are being put in order.
Olatunbosun Kalejaiye, the Project Director, said the inflexible asphalt of the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) project has been finished while the shoulders are being dressed.
The Site Engineer, Samuel Obosi guaranteed that the double carriageway will be durable and less vulnerable to potholes and repairs like asphalt roads which will also reduce the rate of road accidents.
A few drivers said it is currently among the busiest roads“Thank God it is a concrete road. It can withstand any heavy-duty vehicle,” Alhaji Lamidi Sikiru, a driver said.
John Moses, a member of the National Union of Road Transport Workers, said his taxi business is booming contrasted to when the road was in an awful state and scarcely used.
Representative of Apa Bunu Kingdom, Sam Omosayil, lauded Dangote Group, saying the road has pulled in a great deal of businesses along it.
The Bajana of Obajana Land, King Idowu Senibi, described the project as massive and the first of its sort anyplace in Nigeria.
Talking, the customary head of Akpata Land, Frederick Durojaiye Balogun, said his people are exceptionally pleased with Alhaji Aliko Dangote, adding that the Dangote Cement, Obajana plant, which is the single biggest cement plant on the planet, has brought honour and respect to their kingdoms.
King of Okebunku Land in Kabba Bunu Local Government, Timothy Omonile, complimented Dangote and charged other philanthropists to copy him.
President of Dangote Group, Aliko Dangote, had said plans are brewing to reform Nigerian roads with concrete to cut spending on repairs.
“We will be building concrete roads in the nation so that anytime we construct a road, we do not have to go back to repair after the third raining season, but move on and use the resources to
The Group had commissioned the 26km Itori-Ibese concrete road as a Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) project.