Government moves to fix bad roads in Niger

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From Mathew Jwantu, Minna.

The Niger State Government says it is soon to commence the reconstruction and dualization of the Minna – Bida road to reduce traffic accidents.

The move is also to cut government spending on maintenance of bad road sectors, Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Mrs. Mary Noel Berje said in a statement.

The Minna – Bida road, though a Federal Government route, constructed some 35 years ago, according to her, will be reconstructed and fortified.

This she explained is because the road has been overwhelmed by ecology and the increasing activities of “heavy duty vehicles”.

“Presently, Excavators are on the Kakakpangi end of the road making frantic efforts to ensure that the road didn’t eventually collapse completely. Government will continue to maintain this and other roads. We will not relent,” she said.

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