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Sim­i­larly, a mo­torist, Ba­batunde Em­manuel said the road at 2nd Av­enue near kil­i­man­garo is a source of worry to res­i­dents ply­ing the it.

“This is how we suf­fer ev­ery day. Govern­ment should re­ha­bil­i­tate the road be­cause we can­not con­tinue with the pains we go through on this road,” he said.

“Not only that, I have a car, but I find it dif­fi­cult to pass through this area be­cause of the con­di­tion of the road and as you can see, there is no pas­sen­ger here be­cause no one will like to stay here and wait for a taxi,” he added.

One of the traders, Good­luck Osi­nachi also lamented over the poor con­di­tion of the road, say­ing the con­di­tion of the road is a threat to res­i­dents ply­ing the area.

“This road, as the con­di­tion re­mains now, did not get worse overnight, it started grad­u­ally be­fore it has come to this stage. This road is one of the busiest roads in Gwar­inpa, leav­ing it like this is very bad,” he said.

He re­vealed that on sev­eral oc­ca­sions, the traders have re­ported the is­sue to the FHA au­thor­i­ties but de­spite their prom­ises, noth­ing pos­i­tive has hap­pened.

Mean­while, res­i­dents of Mpape, a satel­lite town in the Fed­eral Cap­i­tal Ter­ri­tory (FCT) have ap­pealed to the FCT Ad­min­is­tra­tion to du­alise the road that con­nects the satel­lite town to the city. Some of the res­i­dents who spoke with our re­porter said it is un­for­tu­nate that Mpape bor­ders Maitama, a high­brow area of the city with well-paved roads, but it lacks good roads.

One of the res­i­dents, Wil­fred Udoh noted that the du­al­i­sa­tion of the road would im­prove the so­cio-eco­nomic de­vel­op­ment of the area and by ex­ten­sion, the qual­ity of lives of the peo­ple.

Eleojo John, who also lives in the area be­lieves that the du­al­i­sa­tion of the road would fore­stall the in­ces­sant crashes that usu­ally oc­cur on the road dur­ing the rainy sea­son.

He also called on the au­thor­i­ties re­spon­si­ble for the san­i­ti­za­tion of the cap­i­tal city to come to the aid of the road users as traders al­ways pre­vent the free flow of traf­fic. “Our road is so ter­ri­ble, with the rain fall­ing these past weeks, it is now made worse,” he added.

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