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Please rehabilitate Lamba-Belel road in Adamawa

Jabbi Lamba – Belel Road links Girei, Fufore and Maiha LGAs in Adamawa State as well as Nigeria and Cameroon border. It was first constructed 39 years ago by the administration of then President Shehu Shagari in 1982.

Since then, no total rehabilitation was done on the road. Times without number, administrations had released funds for the reconstruction of the road but contractors only worked a few kilometers and left the site.

Surprisingly, the present administration had, in June last year, approved the reconstruction of the road. But it is getting to 18 months now with no any sign of starting the project.

Seven out of the eight major bridges on the road have broken forcing travellers to use seven different canoes and seven vehicles to reach their destinations in the rainy season. In this process, many people got drowned. Apart from risking lives, the less than 100 kilometers journey takes three to five hours instead of an hour.

Sick people and pregnant women are the ones who suffer the most on the road. Apart from women who are having miscarriage on the road, hundreds of persons have died while being transported to the state capital for medication.

Economically, the people of  these areas are losing a lot to accidents and delays in reaching destinations.

I, therefore, call for urgent intervention in order to ameliorate the sufferings of the people residing along Jabbi Lamba to Belel Sorau road.

Bilyaminu Gambo Kong-kol, Mass Communication Department, Bayero University, Kano.

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