Thousands of travelers and residents of Lokoja, Kogi State capital are currently stranded as the city has been overrun by heavy flooding.
The Lokoja-Abuja road which connects the North and South has practically been cut off, thereby paralyzing economic activities, including food supply chain from the North to the South, and vis-a-vis.
Wide areas of the state of Kogi are underwater after the Niger and Benue rivers broke their banks. Floods in Lokoja, state capital of Kogi, Nigeria, late September 2022. Lokoja sits at the confluence of the Niger and Benue rivers.
The roughly 196 kilometres highway is one of the most critical roads in the country, being the major link between the North and South for the movement of people, goods through vehicular transportation.
The road is also very significant to the survival of the nation because it boosts economic activities in the country.
It links the entire southern Nigeria to Abuja, the seat of the power, Federal Capital Territory, FCT, and to the rest of the northern states and therefore, one of the busiest roads in Nigeria today.