The Federal Road Maintenance Agency FERMA established several decades ago with the mandate to ensure that federal roads in the country are in motorable condition all year round, said it has over the years sustained road maintenance in spite of the lean resources of the agency, the Federal Road Maintenance Engineer for Nasarawa State, Engineer Yusuf Alfa spoke with our correspondent.
What is the state of federal roads in Nasarawa State?
FERMA’s responsibility as contained in the provisions of the act that establishes the agency is to ensure effective road maintenance, we are currently strengthening the pavements of the roads in Nasarawa State through complete over lay to increase the life span of the road for another 10 years because the roads have over lived its design life span, we are working on Keffi-Akwanga road Lafia-Doma road Keffi-Kittata road these are the three major contracts that are ongoing in the state outside of direct labour maintenance.
In spite of the limited funds available to the agency, we also do line drain to take water out of the road, you know water is an arch enemy of road, this we dounder direct labour maintenance. We also construct drain concrete lines to drain the water from the road to a preferred area and such projects are nearing completion.
How many kilometers of road is the agency working on and what is the state of direct labour work in the state?
Nasarawa State has about 700 kilometers of federal roads but the agency cannot work on all the roads at the same time, though a substantive percentage of the road net work has been covered. Continue reading “Working Hard to Sustain Road Maintenance – Internationally” »