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April 14, 2024
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Pegi residents decry deplorable roads, seek government’s intervention

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By Gift Bayo

Residents of Pegi community in Kuje Area Council, FCT, have called on the FCT Minister, Mr Nyesom Wike, to address the deplorable roads in their community.

The residents made the call in separate interviews with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja on Wednesday.

They said that the current situation had led to high rate of insecurity and also made life to be difficult for the residents.

Mr Ale Alfred, a civil servant and a resident of the area, said that the bad roads were seriously aiding the activities of criminals in the community.

“We have been experiencing a lot of kidnapping and robbery incidents as a result of the bad roads.

“Just last week, there was an incident where two women were killed. The truck was carrying a load and the two women were walking on the road when the tragedy occured.

“We have been suffering from this in the last 14 years, from the time of Malam Nasir El-Rufai as the FCT Minister,” he said.

Alfred said this was after the demolition of Karimu, and people were relocated to Pegi community.

“I am appealing to the FCT Minster, Wike, to fix the roads in Pegi community to make life easy for residents and non-residents.

Mrs Omolola Asiwaju, a business woman, said that traders find it difficult to move their things from the market to their stores because of bad roads.

According to her, traders bear the brunt more because they end up incurring more losses as a result of loss of perishable goods.

“As I was coming from the market, my goods spilled on the road, and sometimes I end up having broken items which I eat because I can’t sell them to my customers.

“Because of the bad roads, I even pay extra transport to carry my goods to the market to avoid them being damaged,” she said.

Asiwaju said that many residents have relocated from the community because of the deplorable roads.

Michael Peters, a civil servant and a resident of Pegi, said that people usually sustain injuries from motorcycle accidents as a result of the bad roads.

He urged the government to build good drainage system to divert erosion from the roads.

“Government should fix the roads to lessen the hardship and sufferings of the Pegi residents,” he said. (NAN) (wwwnannews.ng)

Edited by Dorcas Jonah/Joseph Edeh

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