Nigeria, Flood has destroyed the only road linking Lafia, the Nasarawa State capital, to the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, At the moment the road is about splitting into two at the Yelwa settlement, on the outskirts of Makurdi, Benue State.
It is not a palatable situation as Motorist and Commuters were lamenting as a result of long hours spent on the road. The Situation has disrupted logistics flow as most travelers cannot ply the routes, there are delay in deliveries as the road is no longer motorable.
A bus passenger, who identified himself simply as Chukwu, that he and his co-travelers had spent several hours in the same spot with no relief in sight. He said, “We left Onitsha, Anambra State, at about 10pm on Monday, en route to Abuja. We got to this spot in the early hours of Tuesday, precisely 6am, to find out that the road had collapsed. You can see how deadly the spot is; we have been waiting for our turn to drive pass it; the spot can hardly take a vehicle.”
There are speculation that the Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, had ordered a repair of the bad portion of the road. The governor was said to have expressed concern about the hardship faced by motorists on the road had asked the CGGC Construction Company to immediately carry out rehabilitation of the failed portion to make the road motorable again.
He restated the commitment of his administration to making life more meaningful for the people in various sectors of the economy. An official said work on the road would commence on Wednesday (today) and would be supervised by the Commissioner of Works, Transport, and Energy, Emmanuel Manager.