The capital city of the nation has turned to hell recently making motorists suffer in traffic beyond necessary. The Expozer News uncovered 3 basic routes that have become so difficult to pass through with ease. Nyanyan/Maraba/Ado/Masaka in Nasarawa, Kubwa Express/Zuba connecting Madala in Niger State and Airport road at city gate, Lugbe etc are all challenges to be battled by motorists on a daily basis both morning and evening. The town of Gwagwalada is the recent one on the list where Dantata construction company has taken over the road as they carry out construction work on the road. The Gwagwalada town residents and motorists now suffer heavy hold up from morning till evening with trailers, heavy duty trucks, cars and even bikes struggling for a passage on the express road that connects federal capital to Kogi state. Residents interviewed and pleaded anonymous lamented. Mr Gideon in his own response says
“The Nigeria system of doing things are so different from other countries. Roads are constructed and repair at night not day when traffic is high. Nigeria is simply a lawless country where everybody is selfish and care not about his or her neighbours. It is disheartening to be treated like animals”.
Another resident, simply identifies as Julius says
“alternative road should have been provided ànd would have solved the problem before embarking on this construction. This is just wickedness and nothing more”, he added.
One of the representative of the construction company who managed to answer our correspondent says the company decided to divert motorists at strategic points to help them carry out their construction work at the necessary points. He pleaded that road users should be patient as the work would be completed on time.
The road safety officials seen working rigorously controlling traffic managed to utter a word to our reporter by pleading for the cooperation of the motorists.
“Some of them can see the trouble but they won’t understand. They disobey instruction and some are even insulting us. You have to be patient and take instruction. The road works are been done for the people and we have to bear”. One of them says.
It is a general believe of many residents interviewed that Gwagwalada as important as a gateway city road is not expected to be that congested where motorists struggle to pass through.
Gwagwalada has become an eye of the nidle for camels to go through. Gwagwalada houses important bodies such as Teaching Hospital where suspected Covid 19 patient are isolated and treated, University, Immigration, Prison, etc. Emergencies comes up at several times and road congestion can be hazardous to lives on that axis. Authorities are hereby pleaded with to rise to the occasion in order to end the affliction imposed on motorists on the highway connecting the federal capital city to most parts of the country.
Efforts to get the representative of ministry of works on the development is yet to yield. The public shall be updated.
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