The Federal Government’s investment in road transport infrastructure has continued to impact positively on communities across the country.
President MuhammaduBuhari has inaugurated the Kano-Maiduguri Road, Section II (Shuwarin-Azare) connecting Jigawa and Bauchi states.
A statement issued in Abuja by the Federal Ministry of Works and Housing stated that the recently inaugurated 142.2km dualised road had increased to five the number of such roads completed and handed over to various communities in Nigeria within three weeks.
The President described the newly inaugurated roads as part of the Federal Government’s many roads to prosperity.
According to Buhari, the abuse of roads could take the form of overloading of vehicles and trucks which would accelerate pavement damage, spilling of petroleum products that dissolves all the components and allows water to penetrate into roads.
Others forms of road abuse, he said, included converting the road shoulders to permanent parking places, as this would bring the onset of road failure from the shoulder.
Buhari also noted that both those employed directly to build the roads and the scores of suppliers employed indirectly by providing the machines utilised in the construction were not only nation builders but also the heart of the Nigerian economy.