The Minister of Works and Housing Babatunde Fashola has ordered emergency repairs on sections where failure had occurred due to flooding caused by heavy downpour in five states across the country.
Director of Press and Public Relations Unit in the ministry Boade Akinola announced this in a statement in Abuja.
Fashola, who gave the directive at a meeting in Abuja, named the roads for immediate intervention to include Ibadan-Ife road, Gombe-Bauchi road, Gombe- Darazo. Others are Bauchi-Ningi, Bida-Lambata, and Tsamiya Bridge in Jigawa State, while he assured of continuous attention to other roads with similar problems.
He however assured of Federal Government’s commitment to infrastructure development and will respond promptly to complaints from citizens.
The Minister also appealed to motorists to be patient with the government as the excessive rains being witnessed has a negative effect on road construction and rehabilitation.