Community Appeals To Govt. Over Bad Road, Amenities
The Guardian learnt that the community was at a time like a Government Reserved Area (GRA), due to the establishment of the Kirikiri Maximum Prison, with residents living with pride, but now it is a sharp contrast of its old state.
A survey of the area from the Berger bus stop end shows that the roads are in a state disrepair for a long time. From the Dillion Street through St. Joseph Catholic Church to the Kirikiri Canal Bridge is in a state of complete disrepair.
Potholes and craters have taken over the road, adding to the pain and agony of the residents.
According to a businessman who operates in the area, Alhaji Muhammed Kamoru, the area has become a nightmare to both residents and visitors, with the presence of container-laden trucks, which has further put the state of the road in a serious mess.
He noted that before now, the area had good and motorable road network with the drainage system firmly in place, making vehicular and human traffic in and out of the area very easy.
Kamoru linked the chaos and deterioration to the area with the presence of container-bonded terminals and tank farm, which store petroleum products, using trucks to convey petroleum products to various parts of the country.
He disclosed that on several occasions, containers fell off the trucks, causing accidents, claiming casualties and adding to traffic gridlock.