Niger govt tasks FG on repairs of deplorable federal roads

Niger govt tasks FG on repairs of deplorable federal roads

Mr Abubakar Balarabe, Permanent Secretary of the state Ministry of Works and Infrastructure Development, made the call while inspecting some collapsed bridges along Minna-Bida road on Saturday.

He explained that the call became necessary following continuous collapse of bridges. More so, the roads in the state and the huge amount of money involved in repairing them.

Balarabe said that there were about 11 bad spots along the Bida-Minna road that posed serious danger to motorists.

He attributed the bad state of the roads to the high number of heavy duty trucks plying it.

He appealed to the Federal government to hasten its intervention on the roads in order to ease the hardship by commuters.

“The state government has made several appeals to the Federal government to come to our aid. This is because we have spent a lot of money on the rehabilitation of the roads; but due to the increasing pressure on them the roads keep getting bad.

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“Due to the bad state of Mokwa-Tegina-Kaduna road, heavy trucks have resorted to using Bida-Minna road. Thereby constituting much pressure and danger for other smaller vehicle users,” he said.

The permanent secretary noted that the Bida-Minna road was constructed about 30 years ago. The road had gone beyond its life’s span. We appeal to the Federal government to find a permanent solution to bad roads in the state.

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Olanike Akinrimisi

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Humanitarian reporter, writer and author

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