Abuja gridlock: FG asks Nigerians to make sacrifice
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.”