In a bid to ensure security and address traffic congestion, Nasarawa state government has resolved to construct a befitting. bus terminal in Karu, the state border town to the Federal Capital Territory (ACT),
Governor Abdullahi A. Sule of Nasarawa state has declared.
The Governor stated this during a stakeholders meeting held at the Youth Center in Karu local government area.
Addressing stakeholders and other residents of the area, the governor said the bus terminal when constructed , will provide adequate security, and address persistent traffic congestion around Karu, Mararraba and Nyanya axis.
Governor Sule therefore called on people of the affected areas to ensure compliance with the government directives to immediately relocate to other sites to enable the contractor commence work.
Chairman Karu Local Government Council, Samuel Gajere Akala commended Governor Sule for bringing the giant project which will not only solve security and traffic congestion, the terminal will enhance the revenue generation of the local government.
Explaining the nature of the project, Architect Shehu Ahmed Tukur of Canonic Associates said the proposed Karu bus terminal will cover about seven hectares of land and will accommodate about nine hundred vehicle parking at a time.
Aside the parking space, the terminal will also consist of accommodation for drivers, restaurants, convenience as well as a filling station.
Stakeholders in the transport sector such as the National Union of Road Transport Workers, National Association of Road Transport Owners, Association of Mass Transit Drivers, Assiciation of Tipper Drivers and the Assiciation of Tricycle Riders popularly called Keke Napep all gave their backing to the actualization of the terminal project.
Also at the meeting were heads of security agencies in the state as well as the member representing Karu/Gitata at the state House of Assembly.
The Governor in company of all the stakeholders visited the site for the proposed Karu Bus Terminal which is located directly opposite Muhammadu Buhari International Market.