FCT community decries deplorable roads, seek government`s intervention

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Residents of pegi community in kuje Area Council, FCT, have called on  the FCT Minister,  Mr Nyesom Wike, to address the deplorable roads in their community.

The residents made the call in separate interviews with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja on Wednesday.

They said that the current situation had led to high rate of insecurity and  making life difficult for the residents.

Mr Ale Alfred, a civil servant and a resident of the community, said that the bad road was seriously aiding the activities criminals in the community.

“We have been experiencing a lot of kidnapping, robbery incidents as a result of this bad road”.

“Just last week, there was an incident where two women were killed, it  was between a truck carrying loads and the two women walking on the road.

“We have been suffering from this in the last 14 years, during the period of Mallam Nasir Ahmad El-Rufai`s tenure as the FCT Minister,’’ he said.

Alfred said this was after the demolition of Karimu and people were relocated to Pegi community.

“I am appealing to the FCT Minster, Wike, to fix the roads in Pegi community to make life easy for residents and non-residents in the community.

Mrs Omolola Asiwaju, a business woman, said that traders find it difficult to move their things from the market to their stores because of bad road.

According to her, traders bear the brunt more because they end up incurring more losses as a result of perishable goods.

“Coming from the market my goods spilled on the road and sometimes I end up having broken items which I eat because I can’t sell them to my customers”

“Because of the bad road I even pay extra transport to carry my goods to the market to avoid them being damaged,’’ she said.

Asiwaju said that many residents have relocated from the community because of the deplorable roads.

Michael Peters, a civil servant and resident of Pegi, said that a lot of people sustain injuries from motorcycle accidents as a result of the bad roads.

He urged the government to build drainage system to divert erosion from the road.

“Government should fix the roads to lessen the hardship and sufferings of the Pegi residents,“he said.

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