The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has announced traffic diversion on the Lokoja-Abuja Expressway over the flooding in Kogi State.
The agency said the diversion had become imperative following the flooding around Kortonkarfi in Lokoja, Kogi State, in the last three days.
The FRSC’s Corps Public Education Officer, Bisi Kazeem, announced the traffic diversion in a statement on Friday.
The statement read, “This is to inform the general public; that owing to the flooding around Kortonkarfi in Lokoja, Kogi State; which has impeded the free flow of traffic on the Lokoja-Abuja Expressway for the last three days.
“Motorists travelling to the South-West region of the country through Lokoja are kindly advised to take the Suleja-Bida-Mokwa road; while those travelling to the South-South/South-East regions through the same town are also advised to go through Nasarawa-Oweto Bridge-Adoka-Otupka axis.
“This is due to the fact that the water level may take another two or more days to subside.”
Meanwhile, President Muhammadu Buhari, on Friday, said the national debt rose from N39.6tn in December 2021 to N42.8tn in June 2022.
This was as he said the budget for the past year; saw a deficit of N4.6tn, 63 percent of the estimated deficit for the 2022 fiscal year.
Buhari revealed this while presenting the 2023 appropriation bill to a joint session of the National Assembly in Abuja.