Abuja - The All Progressives Congress in Rivers State has appealed to the Minister of Works, Power and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, to address the housing problems and the poor state of some roads.
The party mentioned the Port Harcourt-Enugu Express Road, described a s a death trap, among problemsthe new minister must urgently address.
“Federal roads across the country are now death traps sending Nigerians to their early graves,” said Rivers APC Chairman, Davies Ibiamu Ikanya.
“Perhaps the worst of these roads is the Port Harcourt/Enugu Expressway, which was deliberately allowed to decay by the immediate past Federal Government under the watch of Dr Goodluck Jonathan just to punish the people of Rivers State for stoutly opposing his third term bid.”
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Ikanya said the road had become “a disgrace” to Nigeria.
He said his party noted that while the importance of power in creating a strong economy and reducing the worrisome unemployment and crime rates in the country could not be over-emphasised and the crisis in the housing also deserved attention.
“A greater emergency exists in the area of roads,” Ikanya emphasised.
Ikanya said while Fashola had been given “an assignment which no one should envy”, he was equal to the task because he thrived more in difficult circumstances.
He recommended that Fashola drove on some local roads to get a feel of their discomfort.
“Our Dear Minister, if you are to better understand the death traps bequeathed to Nigerians as federal roads by the PDP through Dr Jonathan’s administration, you have to henceforth ban yourself from flying any aircraft except on emergencies.
“This is necessary if you are to better appreciate the enormous task in your hands and be sufficiently moved to act fast to save Nigerians from the carnage that takes place on most of the federal roads on a daily basis,” said Ikanya.
- CAJ News