Jude Owuamanam, Managing Editor, Northern Operations
JOS (Sundiata Post) – As part of its corporate responsibility, the Nigeria Peace Corps, Plateau State Command has embarked on patching of major portholes within the Jos metropolis to minimise road accidents, and also easy vehicular moment.
One of roads worked on in Basa Local Government Area in the State is a 5-km road network constructed by the immediate past government of the Peoples Democratic Party led by Jonah Jang now Senator.
Speaking during the exercise, Corps Commander, Patriot Sunday Joseph said that the road was constructed in 2015, and has gone so bad with portholes prompting the Corps to embark on road patching clearing drainage to ease vehicular movement.
Clearing of the drainage according to the Commander Joseph, is to prevent a situation of flood disaster ravaging some part of the state, adding that the aim is to also promote commercial activities and curtail incessant road accidents.
“We embark on the patching of the road and clearing of drainages as part of community service to prevent numerous cases of accidents, and promote peaceful coexistence.
“We are rehabilitating Bassa local government area headquarters road because it is the hub of commercial activities in the state and this major road connects however it has gone so bad even though it was newly constructed.
“Over 2000 officers including my self, (Sunday Joseph) are mobilized to do this sanitation excise, we are using the state monthly sanitation excise to do this work, it is for the safety of all”, he noted.
Responding to the gesture, three commercial drivers Adewale Omoniye, James Yakubu and Luka Izang, who were plying the road during the patching excise told newsmen, that most drivers avoid the route due to it bad state.
The Jebu Bassa road is the only route that links to the headquarters of the council Secretariat, and several commercial places, where farm produce are convey to other parts of the state.