The human rights group made the call in a statement it issued in Onitsha, Anambra State, through its national publicity secretary, Dede Uzor A. Uzor after its emergency meeting in Enugu State. According to the group, “the situation of these roads have become intolerable and embarrassing to Nigeria, the people and even the All Progressives Congress, APC, led government of President Muhammadu Buhari.
“All the federal roads in the three zones of South East, South-South and South-West are in a deplorable state. They have turned to death traps and people are dying on daily basis in these roads due to accidents. “The recent palliative work on the Onitsha -Enugu expressway and Onitsha-Oba- Owerri road was too haphazard to make any serious impact. “We therefore demand that federal government should immediately commence the rehabilitation of the roads before February 2019 general elections.
“Sometimes we are tempted to wonder what the Minister of Works, Housing and Power, has been doing to improve on the situation of the roads, but on the other hand, we understand his work is too much for one person to handle. “CD therefore calls for immediate splitting and separation into three of the Ministry of Works, Housing and Power and appointment of competent Nigerians to head each of them.”
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