Babatunde Raji Fashola, the minister of works and housing, has directed the immediate emergency repairs on sections of roads where failure had occurred due to flooding caused by heavy rainfall in five States across the country.
According to a statement by the Director of Press and Public Relations of the Ministry, Mrs Boade Akinola, the Minister gave the directive at a briefing in Abuja.
The roads for repairs include: Ibadan – Ife road; Gombe – Bauchi road; Gombe – Darazo; Bauchi – Ningi, Bida – Lambata, and Tsamiya bridge in Jigawa State.
He also assured of continuous attention to other roads with similar problems.
Stating that the Federal Government is committed to infrastructure development and will respond promptly to complaints from citizens, Fashola however appealed to commuters to be patient with the government as the excessive rains being witnessed has a negative effect on road construction and rehabilitation.
Source: The Nation