A member representing Patigi Constituency at the Kwara State House of
Assembly, ?Hon. Shuaib Ahmed Abdulkadir has appealed to the State
Government to come to his constituents aid through provision of
palliative measures on Patigi- Gbugbu road.
The call, according
to the lawmaker became imperative ?as the affected road has become
impassable for the motorists and other users of the road.
Abdulkadir who expressed his displeasure on the state of the road
while speaking with journalists lamented that unfortunately, it was the
only road linking the people of Patigi to other neighbouring towns and
The legislator who explained that the road from Patigi
to Gbugbu ?is 100 kilometre added that Gbugbu axis to Patigi which is 50
kilometre has become a death trap for the users plying the road.
He further explained that Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed had earlier ensured
that the road was captured in the state 2016 budget while the Federal
Government also included it in this year's budget through the Senate
President, Senator Bukola Saraki.
Abdulkadir disclosed that since
the Federal Government has taken over the road construction, work has
commenced on the project while the survey has been completed.
Unfortunately, the lawmaker said that ?works on the project has stopped
for sometimes due to paucity of funds and economic recession being
experienced in the country.
He further lamented that a particular
culvert before Gada village has been washed away, thereby making it
difficult to pass through the area, adding that a diversion had to be
created for the use of the people.
"The ditch is getting worse
on daily basis and causing lots of accident on the road. We will be very
glad if the state government in the interim can provide palliative
measure for us on the road"
"The road mean so much to our people and I can tell you once that road is completed, half of our problems is solved", he said.