Dilapidated Kasuwa tomatoes road.
Cecilia Onah, Lafia
Traders in Lafia Local Government Area of Nasarawa State, have appealed to Governor Abdullahi Sule to urgently rehabilitate the Kasuwa Tomatoes road along the Abdullahi Adamu Housing Estate in the state capital.
The traders who lamented on the bad state of the road, said they were no longer enjoying good patronage in their businesses because of the dilapidated road.
One of the traders who spoke to our correspondent on Wednesday, Abubakar Musa, said the road had been abandoned for too long, even though it links a major market in the state capital which generates revenue for the government.
He said, “This road has been like this for too long. The previous governments did not do anything about it, but they were collecting huge revenues from traders in the market and other locations in the area.
“Now, Governor Abdullahi Sule has finished his first term in office and he is about to be sworn-in for another term, and he has not done anything about the road.
“Our appeal now is that he should make efforts towards ensuring that this road is fixed as soon as possible because we cannot continue to suffer like this and not say anything about it.”
Another trader in Lafia LGA, Stella Maxwell, narrated how a bike rider recently fell on the road with his passenger as a result of its bad spots, and appealed that urgent steps should be taken towards rehabilitating the road.
“If I tell you what we are going through on a daily basis due to the bad nature of this road, you will have pity for us. We are really suffering here but unfortunately, the government seem not to be bothered about how we are feeling. They only look for us during elections and after they win, we don’t see them again until another election season.
“Just recently, a bike man who was carrying his passenger, mistakenly entered a port hole on this road and the next place they found themselves was in the hospital. They were seriously injured to the extent that I could not hold back tears when the sad incident occurred.
“So, the government should help us fix the Kasuwa Tomatoes road to avert the challenges that we face everyday as traders,” she added.