The Niger State Government says it will shut the Minna-Bida Road on September 15 to allow speedy reconstruction work.
Alhaji Balarabe Ibrahim, the Chairman, state Infrastructure Project Monitoring Committee and Chief of Staff to Governor Sani Abubakar Bello, announced this at a news conference on Tuesday in Minna.
Ibrahim said the state government had resolved that all articulated vehicles and heavy-duty trucks would be banned from plying the Minna-Bida Road.
He said: “The governor has directed the committee to issue adequate notice to all road users on the proposed restriction.
“In view of this, people are encouraged to prepare adequately in response to the closure.”
He further said Bello had directed that effective from 12 midnight on September 15, movement of heavy trucks would be restricted on the state-owned roads.
He noted that the decision was not to inflict pains on any person or group, but to improve on the road infrastructure.
He said modalities for the ban would be made public and appealed to the people to cooperate and support the directives that would come with the inconvenience.
The chairman added that all heavy duty trucks would only be allowed ply the existing Federal Government roads in the state.