Communities of Gum-Gagdi in Tafawa Balewa and Bogoro Local Government Areas of Bauchi State have pleaded with the state government to help them construct some roads and bridges that link their communities with the neighbouring Plateau State.
Hundreds of members of the communities, who spoke during a one-day road maintenance exercise appealed to Governor Bala Mohammed to include them in his administration’s ongoing massive infrastructural development across the state.
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According to them, the roads and bridges, when constructed, will ameliorate the transportation hardship they have been facing over the years.
The Chairman of Gum-Gagdi Youth Development Association, Ramanu Biwar, who addressed youths that turned out for the exercise said, people of the area have suffered for long due to lack of accessible roads.
Biwar expressed confidence that the state government will look into their plights with a view to providing a lasting solution.
“Considering the difficulty being faced by our people, especially during the rainy season, members of the association have resolved to embark on the self-help project on some of the major roads that connect us with other communities.
“The road is linking Bauchi and Plateau States and the people living in these areas are predominantly farmers who always find it difficult to get access to markets and hospital during rainy seasons,” he said
Earlier in his remark, Reverend Shua’ibu Byal, who also took part in the exercise, commended the youths for their foresight, urged them to maintain the tempo.
He said as a result of the poor road network, many people have lost their lives while being rushed to hospital, especially women during child birth.