- President Buhari has been urged to speedily help the people of a Benue community where a popular federal road has been washed away by erosion
- The road which connects to Otukpo to Agila town has not seen repairs for a very long time and it is now practically impassible
- A road user, Oche, said the poor state of the road is now affecting the lives of the people in the area
A commuter in Benue has pleaded with President Muhammadu Buhari to help with the repairs of a popular road in the state.
The road, which connects Otukpo to Agila, is in a very poor state as the pictures sent to Legit.ng by the commuter, Progress Oche, showed.
Oche lamented that the important road has not seen repairs for a very long time and erosion caused by heavy flooding had washed away the rest of it.
The result is that this has affected the living conditions of the people living in the area.
"This is federal road from Otoukpo to Agila town of Benue state. Please let our government do concern this colonial road the of Agila are suffering for basic amenities.
"The people of Agila are suffering for basic amenities no market no road no good water no hospital at all no school.
"No going out no coming due to the bad road."
Oche is pleading with the President Muhammadu Buhari-led federal government to come to the aid of the people.
"We believe your government is ready for development,"he said, "We plead government to come to our aid. Mr President please sir help to construct oturpo Agila road. We your government is ready for development."
Legit.ng notes that majority of Nigerians recently faulted a claim by the country's minister of works and housing, Babatunde Fashola, that Nigerian roads are not as bad as some citizens are now painting the picture.
Fashola had stated that the bad condition of Nigerian roads were merely being exaggerated by the citizenry.
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