Angry Youths Hold Protest Dilapidated Federal Road In Otukpo, Benue State (photos)
Some youths on Sunday held what they described as a “pool party” on the abandoned federal road in Otukpo, Benue State.
The Otukpo township road has become a nightmare for not only motorists but residents of the town due to its bad state.
It was gathered that the dualization of the Otukpo township road, an 8-kilometer road, was flagged up in December 2018 by the minister of works and housing, TundeFashola, but the road has been left in a serious state of comatose, and quite frankly, it is impassable and literally translates to a death trap.
However, the contractor handling the road, Rockbridge Construction Company, had since abandoned the project, leaving residents of Nigeria’s acclaimed Texas City to battle mud and dust during the rainy and harmattan seasons.
Last year, a son of Benue South, Mohammed Odeh Adah, also known as Ochacho, was working on the road to give it a facelift and make it motorable for his people but was stopped by the ministry of world and housing.
Since then, the contractors never returned to the site, and the road is now impassable.
The development forced the youths to register their displeasure by holding what they tagged a “pool party on the road.
While speaking at the pool party, Comrade Obande Gideon called on the contractors, Rockbridge, to return to the site since they have been mobilized by the federal government.