By ABAH ADAH, Abuja
The federal governent of Nigeria (FGN) has ordered Immediate repairs on road sections where failure had occurred due to flooding caused by heavy rainfall in five states across the country.
The Minister of Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola, who gave the directive during a brief meeting in Abuja named the roads for immediate intervention including Ibadan – Ife road, Gombe – Bauchi road, Gombe – Darazo; Bauchi – Ningi, Bida – Lambata, and Tsamiya bridge in Jigawa State.
Fashola in a statement from the office also assured of continuous attention to other roads with similar problems.
The Minister said the move is part of the government’s commitment to infrastructure development, adding that the government will be responding promptly to complaints from citizens over such road conditions.
He however, appealed to commuters to be patient with the government as the excessive rains being witnessed has negative effect on road construction and rehabilitation.
He expressed his ministry’s commitment to doing all within its means to ease the hardship of commuters.