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Okada riders, marketers task Nasarawa Govt. on Mararaba-Gurku road


Karu (Nasarawa state) – Okada riders (commercial motorcyclists) and marketers plying Mararaba-Aso-Gurku road in Karu local government area of Nasarawa state have appealed to the State Government to complete the road.
Some of the Okada riders and marketers, who spoke to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday, said that the road would open up the axis, alleviate the suffering of the people and improve the economic fortunes of the state and FCT.
They noted that non-completion of the rehabilitation work had hindered their economic and social activities.
Mr Joseph Isuwa, a motorcyclist in Mararaba, urged the state government to ensure speedy completion of the road in order to improve on the standard of living of the people of the area and the state.
“As you can see the road, the government had only graded the road and left it un-tarred which has not only hindered our economic and social activities but has also affected the lives of the people in these communities negatively.
“Look at us, just because of the bad nature of this road, any passenger we carry to Aso or Gurku community before we come back to Mararaba, all of our clothes will stain with dirt which is not good for our lives.
“As a journalist, you can move down to Aso and Gurku communities and see by yourself how the road damaged as it affect us seriously especially during this rainy season.
“People cannot longer wear white clothes even during the dry and in this rainy season and climb motorcycle.
“I want to call on the state government to expedite action on the completion of the road in order to improve on our standard of living and to boost the socio-economic development of the state and the country at large,” he said.[pro_ad_display_adzone id=”70560″]
He said that the Okada riders are ready to support the state government in its developmental stride and called on the state government to assist them with soft loan so as to boost their business.
Another Okada rider, Mr Samuel Danjuma, said that the non-completion of the road by the state government has created untold hardship not only to the residents of the area but also to the road users.
Hajiya Halima Sadiq, a business woman in Mararaba, said: “Look at the situation of this road, it is in bad condition and people cannot enjoy riding on this road especially during this rainy season and it has affected our activities.
“The completion of the road will not only improve on the standard of living of the people but will also boost the socio-economic activities, the revenue base of the state government and our income,” she said.
On her part, Mrs Cecelia Titus, another trader, also appealed to the state government to help the affected communities by completing the road in order to promote their health and economy. (NAN)

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