- The inability of the Nigerian government to complete Lokoja-Abuja highway has been faulted by CAN
- According to CAN leader, Samson Ayokunle, the road is a shame to the country
- Going further, the cleric called on leaders to have sincerity in their actions towards the country
The administration of President Muhammadu Buhari has been criticised over the state of Abuja-Lokoja highway.
The criticism was levelled by Dr Samson Ayokunle, president of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN). He also charged leaders to desist from the culture of abandoned projects.
Ayokunle disclosed this in Lokoja on Monday, March 8, at the official inauguration of Government House Chapel for Christian worshippers built by Governor Yahaya Bello’s administration, PM News reports.
“Lokoja-Abuja highway is a shame of the country. Do something and remove this shame, 15 years constructing a 200kms road is a shame.
”Nigeria is a complex nation with different ethnic, religious and socio-cultural background, adding that with its endowed human and materials resources if properly harnessed together, the country would join the comity of great states, and dust off the present hardships that has bedevilled the nation."
Recall that Legit.ng had reported that a tragic Kogi tanker accident which happened on Wednesday, September 23, 2020, claimed the lives of at least 23 people.
Many others were also injured following the petrol tanker explosion which gutted five other vehicles at the Felele area along the Lokoja-Abuja highway.
The newspaper noted that the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) officially confirmed the death of 23 people while residents of the area put the figure at over 50.
In a similar report, a fuel tanker on Wednesday, December 2, 2020, exploded at the Magboro section of the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.
The incident caused heavy traffic at Magboro, outward Lagos-Ibadan expressway keeping many commuters on standstill.
It was also learnt that the fuel being conveyed by the tanker had spilled to the other side of the expressway – leading inward to Lagos.
Aanu Adegun is a politics and current affairs content editor at Legit.ng with over 7 years of experience in both digital and traditional media. A graduate of English Studies from Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba Akoko, Ondo state, Aanu started his journalism career as a features writer. Aanu, who is also a creative writer has written books and children magazines. He once anchored some specialised pages of a national newspaper. Aanu is also a satirist.