Motorists have decried the obstruction of traffic flow on the Minna-Suleja route by trailer and tanker drivers on protestation at Lambata in Gurara Local Authorities Area of the province.
They urged the Niger Province Authorities to urgently stair in to ensure piece of cake vehicular motion on the route.
The protesting drivers blocked the major route on the Gurara bridge betwixt Lambata and Izom over the continued closing of the Minna-Bida route since afternoon, preventing vehicular motion in and out of the province.
One of the commuters identified as Tolani, who was travelling to Abuja, told DAILY POST that they have been stranded on the route for over 4 hours as the trailers, tankers and other articulated vehicles obstructed motion.
“I left Minna heading to Abuja to attend to some issues concerning my business only to be stranded before Lambata for hours. I thought I could just rush and come up dorsum to Minna within a few hours. And as the state of affairs is at present, I don’t know when I will acquire to my destination. Everyone around is so disturbed,” Tolani stated.
Some other commuter, Abu Omar, said, “Niger Province Authorities needs to intervene in the job. I signify job because it is fast fitting so. Why will these drivers just block the route similar that and create things farther hard for the poor masses?
” I left Suleja hoping to acquire to Minna before the shut of work, but seem at me still on the route, hungry with no food to eat, thirsty with no body of water to drink. This is not good for a province and a country, drivers taking law into their hands. This is worrisome”.
Before, the drivers blocked the Minna-Bida route and held the town to a standstill over alleged refusal of the province regime to reopen the route for them to ply.
Meanwhile, the province regime through the commissioner for Works and Infrastructure, Mamman Musa, has appealed for calm over the evolution.
In a statement issued in Minna, Musa explained that his ministry building had already contacted the Manager of the Federal Highways over the dilapidated portion around the Lambata-Agaie-Lapai-Bida route.
The Authorities cautioned operators of the trailers to desist from violating traffic law and tell in the province, arguing that blocking the route would create it hard for intervention by the Federal Controller of Works.
The statement said, “Niger Province Authorities is liasing with the Federal Controller of Works in tell to synergise and regain a lasting solution to the route.”
“Thus, the province regime is calling for calm and cautioning trailer operators to desist from violating traffic law and tell in the province”.
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