Poor road conditions worry NUPENG
WORRIED by the poor conditions of roads across the country, the Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG) has urged the Federal Government to urgently tackle the problem.
The union described the roads as ‘death traps riddled with pot-holes’, adding that there is need to tackle the problem as “as we approach the yuletide period”.
According to NUPENG, most of the nation’s expressways are in a state of disrepair especially Benin – Okene – Lokoja, Port Harcourt – Aba, Ilorin – Jebba – Mokwa, Sagamu – Ore, Lagos – Ibadan expressway, amongst others.
The union in a statement signed by its President, Dr Igwe Achese, called on the Federal Government and the Minister of works, Babatunde Fashola to begin repair works to fill the gullies, pot-holes “as many travelers will use these roads during the yuletide season”.
The statement explained that NUPENG want the Federal Government to grant motorists and commuters reprieve by deploying Federal Road Maintenance Agency (FERMA) to begin rehabilitation works to fill the numerous pot-holes before Christmas.
The statement said the union is “concerned that these roads must be given quick attention, as more Petroleum Tankers will be plying through these roads as we approach Christmas season.
“NUPENG also advised motorists to drive with care as many people travel home during this period, as speed kills”.