Findings have emerged that major roads linking different parts of Nigeria are in a pitiable state and this has continued to expose its citizenry to all kinds of road mischaps and trauma.
The Association of Luxury Bus Owners of Nigeria, Chairman, Dan Okemuo, who recently expressed worry over the deplorable state of the highways, identified 10 major roads in dire need of rehabilitation or reconstruction
Okemuo, lamented the heavy toll that the bad roads was taking on vehicles and their owners, including high maintenance costs, loss of man-hours and endangering the lives of road users.
The new Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola, was called upon to urgently fix the roads.
- Lussada/Igbesa Free Trade Zone road in Ogun State
- Omotosho to Ijebu Ode (in Ondo and Ogun states)
- Agbara/Atan road (Ogun State)
- Papalanato/Sagamu road (Ogun)
- Ubiaja-Uromi road (Edo) leading to Abuja
- Oyigbo/Aba-Port Harcourt road
- Ikot-Ekpene/Itu/Odukpani/Uyo-Calabar road
- Ikwuano/Ikot-Ekpene road connecting Abia and Akwa Ibom states
- Umuapu/Ohaji road connecting Owerri to Port Harcourt
- Umagwu road in Imo State connecting Ihiala (Anambra State);
- Enugu-Onitsha Expressway
- Jebba/Bodesadu Road, a major road in the northern part of the country linking the South-West
- Itu/Calabar road
- Akpabio/Bakasi road
- Agbara/Atan-Igbesa road in Ogun State
- 25km Sagamu/Ogijo/Mosimi/Ikorodu road