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NURTW Bwari branch tasks local authority on poor state of road


Bwari (FCT) – Mr Yakubu Adamu, the Chairman, National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW), Bwari branch, has appealed to the council authority to repair the bad roads in the area.
Speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Bwari on Thursday, Adamu expressed his displeasure over deplorable condition of roads in the area.

He said that the situation posed serious challenge for motorists and pedestrians.

Adamu said that the repair of bad roads in the area would enable people to benefit from the dividends of democracy.
He recalled that the past leadership of the area council attempted to tackle the issue of bad roads.

“We have lots of problem about road in the area council; it is only one road that we use here.

“When the road is damaged, oncoming vehicles plying the road give way in the bid to avoid accident.

“The Federal Capital Territory Authority had awarded contract for construction of the road from Law School to Zango community, but the problem is compensating people that will be affected.

“The past administration of the area council, under the leadership of Mr Isa Dara, made efforts to repair the road and often engaged construction companies to rehabilitate it.

“Why the issue about the road still lingers is because the present administration has not made any move to tackle the problem.”

NAN reports that the area council is host to important government institutions such as Lower Usuma Dam, headquarters of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), headquarters of the Nigerian Law School, and NYSC Orientation Camp.

It also hosts other organisations such as the Child Care Trust, an NGO of late First Lady Stella Obasanjo.

According to Adamu, the poor state of the roads contribute to the increasing rate of accidents in the area.

In spite of the bad roads, the chairman said that the union had taken the necessary measures to prevent commercial transport operators from hiking transport fare in the area.

He said that the measure was to avoid increasing the suffering of residents and Nigerians who frequent the area for various transactions.

All attempts to get the Bwari Area Council Chairman to comment on the state of roads and other development issues in the area yielded no positive results as he avoided all efforts to grant an interview. (NAN)

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