*say they are now trap for criminal activities nation wide
By KATO P. LADAN, Kaduna
It’s evident that the Minister for Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola (SAN) has lost touch with the masses and what an average Nigerian passes through on daily basis plying roads for their lawful activities is unbearable.
This was contained in a statement signed by the Ogun State Coordinator,Yoruba Youth Socio-Cultural Association Worldwide, Comrade Farouk Olaotan Shitta, made available to our correspondent on Friday.
The statement said that, “Nigerian roads were not that bad” as often portrayed said by him was totally false and misleading.
YYSA demanded retraction of the statement and apology to the Nigerian citizens hence calling on the Federal Government to ban all Government functionaries most especially Mr Babatunde Fashola from using airlifts to locations within Nigeria, which road network can reach, insisting that it will make him feel what average Nigerian feels daily.
“As terrible as our roads are, it has been aiding banditry and kidnapping as those who involve in those crimes take cover around bushes on the highways at impassable spots to unleash attack on innocent people.
“State of emergency should be declared on our roads such as Lagos/Abeokuta Road which now takes up to 2 – 3hrs as against 45mns drive before; Sango-Agbado to Berger Road; Oyo -Iseyin road, Oyo State; Biu to Gombe road that took one-and -a -half hours in the past now takes close to 4hrs; Makurdi – Gboko -Katsina Alla -Zaki Biam Road, which links Benue State to Taraba State and the 110 – kilometre-Gusau -Dansadau Road in Zamfara State etc,” the group demanded.