The commencement of work on the N40 billion outer Southern expressway, also known as OSEXR, is set to bring the beauty of the Nigeria’s Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja into serious focus. Indeed, the lush and green beauty of the city is being given a flip.
The 65 kilometer road which passes through the Presidential Aso Villa and connects to the AYA junction in Asokoro, is apparently a delight to people who appreciate the beauty and the layouts, especially motorists and commuters that are the end users of the facility. The vital role the road stand to play in their lives cannot be over emphasized.
The road project, undertaken by the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) will help to ease the constant traffic jams along the AYA, Nyanya and Karu.
This stretch of road has served, time immemorial, as an entry and Exit rout to the city through the Abuja Keffi Road. And for a very long time now, this road has become notorious for unending, tortuous traffic gridlock with several motor accidents as a result of recklessness by motorist and other road users.
The OSEXR was recently commission by Vice President Mohammed Namadi Sambo on behalf of President Goodluck Jonathan.
The ground breaking ceremony, which was performed at the AYA junction, attracted many people, including the FCT Minister, Senator Bala Mohammed.
Senator Bala said at the occasion that the construction of the road was designed to take FCT to a higher level as far as transportation and provision of infrastructural facilities are concerned.
When completed, the road will reduce the journey between the city and areas like Nyanya and Keffi by about half and also reduce road accidents. Above all, the completion of the road will also create conducive condition to attract many local and foreign investors, as well as traders. And, Abuja is likely to also play host to tourists. [myad
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