KWASU Road Culvert Motorable 9 Months After Collapse

The culvert linking Shao and Malete roads in Moro Local Government Area of Kwara state which was washed away by rain in July 2023 has become motorable again.

Motorists have now returned to the road which leads to the Kwara State University (KWASU) in Malete.

KWASU’s Acting Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Shaykh-Luqman Jimoh, who inspected the facility on Wednesday, described the reconstruction as “a promise made and a promise kept” by Gov. AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq.

Jimoh commended the state government for speedily ensuring the reconstruction.

He said the reconstruction would ensure the safety and comfort of not only members of the university community but other users of the road.

The Acting Vice-Chancellor added that this was in view of the significance of the road in providing access to that part of the state.

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He noted that the reconstructed culvert was done more sturdily than what was washed away during the 2023 rainy season.

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”With the growing unpredictability of weather patterns, the new culvert will allow for larger volumes of water to pass through it than before. This will give motorists and other users of the road a higher sense of security even as the rains are about to commence for the year.

”The road will bring a lot of relief to the university community, among other users, especially as the commencement of the second semester is just around the corner,” Prof. Jimoh said.

News Agency of Nigeria reports that on July 18 the culvert which connected Shao to Malete Road collapsed after heavy rains washed away a large portion of it.

The State Ministry of Works and Transport immediately swung into action by inspecting the collapsed culvert.

Steps were also swiftly taken to provide a temporary access road to commuters on the busy route.

The culvert was reconstructed by the Kwara State Government which also promised to reconstruct it as soon as the rains and volume of water passing through subsided.


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