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Meanwhile, the Federal Controller of Works in the state, Mr Femi Oyekanmi, who was said to be on leave, could not be reached to comment on the issue. From Abia, the poor state of federal roads in the area leaves motorists and commuters with horrible daily experience. From Abia, the poor state of federal roads in the area leaves motorists and commuters with horrible daily experience. Nigeria has the largest road network in West Africa and the second largest south of the Sahara, with roughly 108,000 km of surfaced roads in 1990. #EndSars: JIFORM Condemns Killing Of Peaceful Protesters By Nigerian Troops, Sanwo-Olu Orders Suspension Of State Activities For 3 Days. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. This system 7of road classification began in 1946. Notify me by email when the comment gets approved. Mr Promise Kelechi, a mini-bus driver on the Umuahia-Ikwuano route, described the road as a death trap. They said that the dilapidation also resulted in serious accidents with loss of lives and other valuables. In the table below, we have a classification of the motorway, trunk and primary federal roads. Nigeria’s Business mogul, Aliko Dangote is set to construct 19 federal roads across the country. Trunk Road “B” Trunk Road “B” is the second category of main roads in Nigeria. Ogbu regretted that the federal government had yet to complete rehabilitation works on the road which, according to him, serves as a gateway to all the states in the South-east. All Rights Reserved. Mr Harrison Ogbu said that while some portions of the Enugu-Port Harcourt Expressway had been rehabilitated, a lot more work needed to be done. In a survey conducted by the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in the zone, the people blamed the deplorable condition of the federal roads on poor handling, substandard job and poor maintenance culture by successive governments in the country. Kelechi said that many transporters no longer plied the road because of the enormous damage to their vehicles. Last updated 29-4-2017 Based on lawsofnigeria with corrections A roads; F roads; Expressways. An official of the state Ministry of Works and Transport, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, said that the state government rehabilitated the entire Abakaliki-Afikpo Road and as well as the Abakaliki end of the Abakaliki-Enugu Road. Others are Umuahia-Owerri Road, Arochukwu-Ohafia Road, Aba-Azumiri-Akwa Ibom Road and Arochukwu-Ohafia-Ebonyi Road. The federal government on Monday released a list of 69 ongoing road and bridge projects in the South-East to debunk allegation of infrastructure neglect by some governors from the zone. Independent Newspapers - Breaking news from Nigeria and the World, Governance Not Only Nigeria’s Problem, Says Ex-Gov. Conversely, road users in Ebonyi said that federal roads in the state were in good condition. Additionally, the project will help reduce the cost of doing business in the country which will help the Nigerian government save billions. Nwankwo also said that many of the roads, including the Umuahia-Ariam-Akwa Ibom Road, had been awarded for reconstruction and were captured in this year’s budget. “They could not construct more than a kilometre of that road since the past eight years and even where construction was effected, it was poorly executed,’’ Chima said. Commuters and motorists in the South-East have expressed worry over the dilapidation of most federal roads in the area, saying that the situation has made vehicular movement cumbersome and more expensive. Attah, EndSARS: Ikpeazu Appeals To Abia Youths To Sheath Their Sword. Man City Fans Name Youngster They Are Most Excited To Watch In Carabao Cup, ‘People Think The Rivalry Goes Beyond Football’, Messi Speaks On C. 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Also, the Controller, Federal Ministry of Works in the state, Mr Adeyemo Ajani, said that his office was aware of the deplorable state of most federal roads in the state. Independent Newspapers Limited, registered on July 17, 2001 (RC No: 419927), commenced publication on October 1, 2001. Kehinde, #ENDSARS: An Uprising Turning Into Harmattan Forest Fire. A cross-section of the people, who spoke on the condition of the roads, commended the state government for its periodic interventions on the roads. With the registered office at 8, WEMPCO Road, Ogba, Ikeja, it publishes DAILY INDEPENDENT, Monday – Friday, SATURDAY Independent, SUNDAY Independent with online properties... Labour Unions Decry Killing Of Innocent Protesters In Lagos, FEC Approves Policy On Plastic Waste, Traditional Medicine And Membership Of Int’l…. Having obtained a degree in English & Literary Studies from Kogi State University, Anyigba, he proceeded to obtain series of trainings in journalism/communications. It would be recalled that the Minister of Works and Housing, Mr Raji Fashola had during a tour of the federal roads in the zone in May 2018, said that the Federal Government would re-award the Abakpa–9th Mile section of the Enugu–Onitsha Expressway, following allegations that the contractor handling the road absconded. The roads … Trunk Road “A” forms the skeleton of the national road grid. The federal road safety corps is the lead agency when it comes to road safety administration and road management in Nigeria. He was previously an entertainment reporter with Vanguard Newspaper, before joining Independent Newspapers Limited as the Deputy Online Editor. “We have 188 active road projects and we are doing palliative work on some strategic roads to ease the sufferings of road users pending the end of the rainy season,’’ he said. The list of roads that are in terrible state of dilapidation include the Umuahia-Ikot Ekpene Road, Aba-Ikot Ekpene Road, Aba end of the Enugu-Port Harcourt Expressway. © 2001 - 2020. Most Federal Roads In South-East Deplorable— Motorists.
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