Southeast roads demand urgent attention, says Osinbajo



VICE President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, at the weekend affirmed that the worst problem bogging down people of the Southeast zone is the area’s dilapidated road networks, saying the situation is clear to the Federal Government.

Osinbajo noted that despite government’s financial constraints at the moment, there is a need to make improvements on roads in the South East where commerce thrives and people move about a lot to earn their living.

While fielding questions from journalists in Enugu, where he attended a function at the Cathedral Church of the Good Shepherd, Anglican Communion, the Vice President disclosed that he had discussed the issue of Southeast’s bad roads with Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State, adding that the issue was not unknown to the Federal Government.

In his words: “it is not only one problem that the people of the South
East have in terms of roads. You know what our financial constraints are; there is a need for improvement on roads where there is a lot of commerce and movement of people.”

Prof Osinbajo noted that there is need to raise the value of the Naira by discouraging importation of some items.

In a homily at the church, where the Vice President attended a wedding ceremony, Arch. Bishop of the Enugu Ecclesiastical Province, Anglican Communion, His Grace, Emmanuel Olisa Chukwuma, had appealed to the Federal Government to create employment for the teaming unemployed youths who are wallowing in poverty.

He commended President Muhammadu Buhari for fighting corruption in the country.

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