Poor road network: Failure of federal govt biggest challenge – Gov Obaseki

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By Seun Opejobi

Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State has linked Nigeria’s poor road infrastructure to the failure of the federal government.

Obaseki said the Federal Government had failed to live up to its responsibilities.

This, Obaseki said, could be seen in the number of bad federal roads in the State.

Addressing journalists in Benin City, Obaseki decried the bad federal roads linking Uromi in Esan South East to Agbor in Delta State.

According to Obaseki: “I went to Esan land a few days ago and I passed through Uromi in Edo State to Agbor in Delta State and saw almost 1,000 trailers stuck on that bad Federal Government road.

“But it took a few minutes to traverse our State roads when we entered from Igueben, Ujogba to Ugoneki in Edo State.

“The problem today is the failure of the Central Government. The road network in Edo that ought to be a blessing to us is not.

“The Federal Government roads in Edo are connecting several locations across the country but the roads are bad.

“You can’t go from the West to the East from the North to the South without passing through Edo State.

“That is why we have many federal roads here but none are motorable.”

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