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These Are The Major South North Highways In Nigeria

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Highway refers to a main road connecting towns and cities. There are four major south-north highways in Nigeria; these are the highways A1, A2, A3 and A4 all of which connects towns and cities from the south to the north. Other highways are ‘arteries’ connecting the major south-north highways with each other

Major South-North Highways In Nigeria 

 Major South North Highways in Nigeria 1

Highway A1

Highway A1 is the road starting at the main entrance gate to Apapa Wharf and continuing thence via Iganmu‐ Western Avenue to Idi‐Oro Roundabout across to Ikorodu Road‐lkorodu‐Shagamu‐lbadan‐Oyo‐ llorin‐Jebba‐ Kontagora‐ Yelwa‐ Koko‐Jega‐ Tambawal‐Sokoto‐Illela to the frontier with Niger Republic.

The A1 constitutes the Nigerian section of the Trans-Sahara Highway from Algiers, and is the westernmost of the four main south-north highways of the country (named A1 to A4).

Highway A2

Highway A2 begins at Elele, in Rivers State from the junction of roads to the cities of Port Harcourt and Owerri. It proceeds northwesterly through Warri to Benin City, thence northerly via Okene-Kaduna-Zaria-Kano-Daura to Kongolam in Niger Republic connecting with the N10 highway of Niger to Agadez on TAH 2.

Highway A3

Highway A3 runs generally north from Port-Harcourt through Aba-Umuahia-Okigwe-Enugu-Makurdi-Lafia-Jos-Bauchi and Potiskum thence east via Damaturu, Maiduguri to the border with Cameroon at Gambaru. The road continues through Cameroon and connects to (TAH6) N'Djamena, the capital of Chad.

Highway A4

Highway A4 is a north-south route in the east of the country. It runs from Calabar near the coast through Ikom-Katsina Ala-Wukari-Jalingo-Numan-Yola-Gombi-Mubi and Bama to join the A3 highway in Maiduguri.

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