Trailer Drivers Barricade Abuja Lokoja Highway, Protesting Over Closure Of Obajana Cement Plant

By Damilare Adeleye

Some trailer drivers, on Friday afternoon blocked the popular Abuja – Lokoja highway to express their dissatisfaction against the closure of Obajana Cement Plant by the Kogi State Government.

The development, which has caused blockage at Koton-Karfe, has brought about long queues of vehicles.

Paralysing the social and economic activities in the area, the blockage has obstructed vehicular movement on the busy Federal highway.

The protesters insists that they were not going to suspend their protest until Kogi State government reopens the cement plant that has been closed down for about three days.

Kogi State government had shutdown the Dangote Cement factory following agitation by Kogi indigenes on the questionable circumstances surrounding the acquisition of the company.

The State Assembly ordered the facility’s closure on Wednesday after an investigation into its operations allegedly revealed that no valid acquisition took place for the company.