Dutse residents decry state of roads, seek FCTA’s intervention

A cross-section of Dutse residents in Bwari Area Council of the FCT called on the FCT Administration on Monday to fix the bad roads they say have become death traps in the area.

Some residents told journalists that the bad roads had slowed down businesses and increased hardship in the area.

Victory Smart, a commercial tricycle operator, said he took the daily risk of leaving his tricycle at Dutse Market rather than taking it to his house because the road had become impassable.

He lamented that this was apart from spending heavily on repairing the tricycle, as it regularly broke down due to the bad road network in the area.

“With the current inflationary rate in the country, one cannot break even in business.

“I beg the Bwari Area Council to come to our aid and fix the roads. If this is the only thing it will do for us, we will be grateful,’’ he said.

Peter Abubakar, a commercial bus driver, shared Mr Bala’s views, saying the roads in the area quickly affected his tyres, making them due for replacement too often.

Other residents and business people in the area also expressed the same misgivings about the roads and pleaded with the government to repair them.