- Governor Abubakar Atiku Bagudu of Kebbi says over 51 drivers have been abducted in the state, due to bad roads
- He said the state of the roads exposes drivers to danger in the hands of armed robbers and abductors
- The minister of works, power and housing, Babatunde Fashola, says there is no state in Nigeria where the federal government is not executing one project or the other
The governor of Kebbi state, Abubakar Atiku Bagudu, says poor roads in his state led to the abduction of over 51 drivers while trying to make a detour on their way to Birnin Kebbi.
He made the disclosure at a five-day meeting of the National Council of Works, Daily Trust reports.
NAIJ.com gathers that the governor expressed concern over the plight of drivers as they navigate through bad roads in the state.
He said: “The drivers told me they have to make a detour at Bargu in Niger state, under Magama local government while going or coming to Kebbi from Lagos.
“The hardship is too much and it exposes them to danger in the hands of armed robbers and abductors.”
Also present at the meeting, the minister of works, power and housing, Babatunde Fashola, stated that over 200 roads that were either uncompleted or abandoned, had been inherited by the Buhari administration.
He said the abandoned roads amounted to N2 trillion; adding that the past administration only paid the sum of N500 billion to the contractors.
According to Fashola, there is no state in Nigeria where the federal government is not executing one project or the other.
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com previously reported that the minister of power, works and housing, Babatunde Fashola, said that the federal government would repair over 41 highways across the country destroyed by floods and other factors.
At a meeting in Abuja with contractors handling the federal government’s projects, Fashola said the rehabilitation will be embarked upon, alongside ongoing road construction projects.
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