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FERMA: Bauchi-Jos highway needs urgent intervention

Every day, the lives of the commuters passing through Jos-Bauchi Road are at risk as a result of the gully erosion that washed away the…

Every day, the lives of the commuters passing through Jos-Bauchi Road are at risk as a result of the gully erosion that washed away the road in Narabi, Toro Local Government Area of Bauchi State. 

The affected area has already been declared dangerous by the residents. Though the area has been closed-off with stones and a red rope to serve as a warning signal to motorists, they are still managing to pass through at a low speed; this is because there is no alternative. 

The Federal Road Maintenance Agency (FERMA) should urgently come to the aid of commuters by repairing the affected area before it completely collapses. 

It’s good for the FERMA to know that the way is the only one linking the entire North Central and North East. Also, the agency is aware that the road is among the busiest roads in Nigeria. If FERMA refuses to hurriedly fix up the washed-away area, it will affect and endanger the lives of thousands of commuters as well as stop motorists’ movement entirely.  

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Since the protection of the lives and property of all citizens is bestowed upon the government’s shoulders, it is significant for the FERMA to urgently intervene by repairing the washed-away area, to save innocent lives. 

 

Ukasha Rabiu Magama sent this from Magama Toro, Bauchi State.

 

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