The Kogi State Council of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) has called on the federal government to quickly complete the Lokoja-Abuja highway to halt the daily carnage on road.
The state chairman of the council, Comrade Ali Atabor, who made the call in Lokoja, described travelling the road as horrific, and urged government to expedite action in completing its dualisation.
Atabor made the call in his office in Lokoja when he played host to the sector commander of the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC), Mr. Mohammed Ibrahim Garba.
He expressed worry at the high rate of death recorded on the highway, adding that concerted efforts must be geared towards completing the project.
He further commended the efforts of the FRSC in reducing accidents in the country. He urged the commander to equally take the campaign to the construction companies, whose drivers of heavy duty equipment are sometimes reckless on the road.
In his remark, the sector commander,Mr. Garba said that the visit was part of his strategy to educate all the stakeholders on how to reduce carnage on the highway.
He stressed the need for journalists to collaborate with the organization, in its efforts to reduce accidents.