Repair our Bad Roads: Lokoja Residents to Kogi, Ajaokuta LG
Some residents of Lokoja, the Kogi State capital, have called on the state and Ajaokuta Local Governments to repair bad portions of the road network in the area.
The residents made the appeal in separate interviews with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lokoja.A resident, Mrs Binta Daoda said they had been agonising over the bad road network over the last five years.
Daoda, a provision seller, who hail from Okene, said the bad roads had become a nightmare to residents and motorists in the area.
“Motorcycle operators always increase their fares to the area or they will tell you they don’t want to go to that side.”
Another resident, Mr Sodiq Aliyu, said he regretted building a house in the area, adding that his car suffered wear and tear daily.
“I have to take my car to the mechanic virtually every week because of the bad roads.”
He added that the bad roads were also causing accidents in the area.
Aliyu advised the council chairman and the councillor representing the ward to make themselves popular with the residents by repairing the road.
He also urged the state government’s urgent intervention, stressing that the road was deteriorating.