China constructs Makurdi-Enugu Road

President Bola Tinubu awarded the contract for the constructing of Makurdi (Benue State) – 9 Mile (Enugu State) Road to a Chinese company: CHEC (CHINA HARBOUR ENGINEERING COMPANY).

The first phase of the project was from Abuja to Makurdi; the second phase from Makurdi to 9 Mile, Enugu.

Benue State Governor, Hyacinth Alia, assured the construction company of the State Government’s support and partnership, as the company embarks on the second phase of the Abuja-Makurdi-9 Mile (Enugu) road, Tersoo Kula, Press Secretary to the Governor noted.

The Benue State governor gave the assurance on Wednesday, January 3rd, 2024, when a team of the Company paid him a courtesy visit in Government House, Makurdi.

He said the government and the people of the state have been waiting with excitement and anticipation for the commencement of the second phase of the project, stating that the state government already has a team on ground that will help the company in the areas of collaboration and land compensation.

While appreciating the Federal Government of Nigeria for awarding the Makurdi-Ninth Mile road contract, Governor Alia also thanked CHEC for accepting to partner with the Nigerian government, and for completing the Abuja-Makurdi dualization work for the usage of the people of the axis and Nigerians in general.

Earlier in his address, the Project Manager of CHEC, Engr. Li Qaingqiang, appreciated the people of the state for the co-operation they gave the company while it handled the Abuja-Makurdi Phase 1 project, calling for the same level of cooperation for a timely completion of the Phase 2 of the project which is the Makurdi-9 Mile (Enugu) Road.

He called on the Benue State government to liaise with the company and the Federal Ministry of Works in addressing the land compensation challenge, to enable the company complete the work on time.

CHEC representative and Gov Alia at the Governor’s office in Makurdi, Benue State