Abuja grid­lock: FG asks Nige­ri­ans to make sac­ri­fice

Daily Trust - - NEWS - By Isi­aka Wak­ili

The Federal Govern­ment has said that the cur­rent se­cu­rity sit­u­a­tion in the coun­try calls for sac­ri­fices from all Nige­ri­ans.

The Min­is­ter of In­for­ma­tion, Labaran Maku, said this yes­ter­day while ad­dress­ing State House cor­re­spon­dents af­ter the Federal Ex­ec­u­tive Coun­cil (FEC) meet­ing. He was re­spond­ing to the com­plaints by com­muters over the road­blocks on the Keffi-Nyanya Road as a fall­out of the re­cent bomb blast that killed 75 people at Nyanya mo­tor park.

“We are in a sit­u­a­tion where, un­for­tu­nately, we are called upon to make sac­ri­fices for the over­all safety of our lives”, the min­is­ter said.

Maku asked the com­muters to be pa­tient, say­ing the road­blocks were not aimed at pun­ish­ing any­one. He said the govern­ment was look­ing at al­ter­na­tive ways of man­ag­ing the road­blocks, adding that the grid­lock would soon ease out. “We feel the pains of our cit­i­zens at this time. Our hearts go out to cit­i­zens who, un­der the present cir­cum­stances, are com­pelled to en­dure long queues be­cause of the road­blocks that have been set up fol­low­ing the ter­ror at­tack at Nyanya last week.”

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