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Govt clears air on closure of federal roads in Niger


Govt clears air on closure of federal roads in Niger

The Niger State authorities has denied allegations of closing down the prevailing Federal roads within the state to articulated automobiles.

Alhaji Balarabe Ibrahim, Chairman, Infrastructure and Mission Monitoring Committee and Chief of Employees to Gov. Abubakar Bello, stated this throughout a information convention in Minna on Thursday.

He stated the information studies that the state authorities had closed down Federal roads was not true, including that the state doesn’t have the facility to limit the motion of automobiles on federal roads.

Ibrahim added that the state authorities solely restricted motion of articulated automobiles on state owned-roads reminiscent of Minna-Bida-Zungeru-Wushishi-Lapai-Muye-Lapai-Paiko-Chanchaga bridge-Maikunkele roads.

“There isn’t a going again on our resolution to ban articulated vehicles from plying the state-owned roads.

“We nonetheless stand on our place and we received’t relent on that. Our roads nonetheless stay closed to articulated vehicles,” he stated.

He famous that ample sensitisation and engagement with related stakeholders had been carried out earlier than the roads had been barricaded, including that motorists got two-week discover, NAN studies.

He famous that articulated automobiles had been free to ply the Bida-Lapai-Lambata street and Mokwa-Tegina-Birnin-Gwari-Kaduna street that are federal roads.

The chairman defined that the choice to shut down state-owned roads was to permit the contractor pace up reconstruction work.

He famous that the state authorities wouldn’t return on its resolution or bow to strain to reopen the roads, urging the federal authorities to repair the federal roads within the state.

Ibrahim added that the state had made a number of appeals to the federal authorities which fell on deaf ears.

He famous that the report by Petroleum Tankers Drivers (PTD) to chop off gasoline distribution to the North because of the closure of the state owned-roads was between them and the federal authorities.

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