Calling the attention of the federal government to the hardship being faced by motorists and commuters in Niger State, due to bad roads,the Special Adviser Political Matters to Governor Abubakar Sani Bello, Alhaji Nma Kolo
said that the presence of the Federal Administration is not felt in Niger State despite their huge support to the ruling All Progressives Congress Party during the Presidential elections which led to the enthronement of President Muhammadu Buhari as President.
In an open letter to the Minister of Works Mr Babatunde Raji Fashola SAN, the Special Adviser Political Matters to Governor Abubakar Sani Bello, Alhaji Nma Kolo lamented on the deplorable conditions of the roads that have brought hardship on the people, including commuters.
“It is regrettable that despite the importance of its location, Niger State cannot boast good road networks. Federal Roads or better still, Trunk A roads in the state have become death traps, the only federal roads passable in the state are those constructed by the Premier of the then Northern region. ”
“These scenario should not be happening in Niger state given its much importance and contributions to the development of the country.
“It is important for us to note that the federal presence for roads in Niger State is nothing to write home about,” Kolo said in the open letter.
The Gov’s Aide also stressed that because of the bad roads in the State, many foreign and local investors who would have wanted to invest in the State have reverse their interest due to the road problem in the State.
“We seek that Niger state should not be left alone to be taken over by flooding and bad roads which are endangering the lives of our people daily, the state has lost a lot due to this, investors will have more confidence with better road networks, there will be more connection for the country if Niger state works, and this is our appeal to the government”, he said.