Emir of Kanam urges LGAs to mobilize towards patching bad roads across the country
The communities of the 774 Local Government Areas (LGAs) in Nigeria have been called upon to mobilize their people to patch all bad roads within their domains.
The Emir of Kanam local government area of Plateau State, Alh Babangida Muazu, made the call Wednesday when the Unit Commander of Pankshin Unit Command, ACC Nnamdi Ikeh-Akabogu, paid him a courtesy visit in his palace in Dengi of Kanam Local Government of Plateau.
He Emir observed that, “Virtually all our roads across the country are in deplorable conditions, and it’s needing urgent attention and repairs to save innocent lives being lost on a daily basis.”
According to him, “Thousands of lives are dying due to road crashes resulting from either over-speeding, over-loading or the deplorable nature of our roads; we must all rise against this wanton killing of our people across the nation.”
The Emir further observed that, “If our council chairmen and their traditional rulers will mobilize the people to come out and ensure that all the pot-holes are patched for easy movement and safety of motorists and commuters, there will be less accident on our roads.”
He commended the efforts of FRSC at controlling the traffic and curtailing road crashes on our roads, and wished the new unit commander success in his endeavours within the Central Senatorial District comprising Mangu, Pankshin, Kanke, Bokkos and Kanam LGAs.
Speaking earlier, Ikeh-Akabogu told the Emir that he was in his office to formally introduce himself and to solicit for his assistance at talking to his subjects about the need to guard against over-speeding and over-loading.
“These two hydra-headed evils are the cause of most of the road crashes we have on our roads; we need to ensure that the people are enlightened and educated on the need to keep to traffic rules and regulations to keep lives safe.” He said the synergy between the Corps and the Emirate will go a long way at saving innocent lives and ensuring smooth movement of vehicles across the roads.