Rivers State residents have been asking if the Governor, popularly known
as Mr. Project, is still living in the state. This is due to the
overwhelming poor state of roads across the state.

Major parts of
the federal and state roads are bad, thereby increasing the pains and
suffering of motorists and other road users.
Some of the affected
areas include: Oyigbo (Porthacourt -Aba Road), Ada George road by
Location junction, Rumuolumeni, Ikwere road by Market junction,
East-West road by Nkpolu, Rukpoku by BigTreat, Rumukwurusi by Sobaz,
Rumuodara by Omega House and D/Line by Okija road, among others.

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The
bad portion of the roads has forced many motorists, especially those
plying the notorious Nkpolu and Location junctions, to abandon the route
for alternative ways to their destination, which consumes extra time
and money.
For example, trip from Rumuokoro to Choba in Obio/Akpor
Local Government Area, which was N100 now goes for between N200 to N300
for taxis using alternative routes while others.

The two-lane of Nkpolu junction has completely collapsed and commercial motorists are having a field day due to the failed road.
Residents
face similar challenges in other bad roads across the State. Some car
owners prefer to use public transport due to bad roads and traffic
gridlocks. The situation, it was observed has slowed business in the
state capital.
Criminals take advantage of the bad portion of the road to rob and kidnap residents, especially between 6:00p.m. and 10:00p.m.

Meanwhile,
the State Ministry of Works has announced that work would commence at
the bad Location junction by Mgbuoba/Ada George Road tomorrow. Permanent
Secretary of the Ministry of Works, Rivers State, Dr. Clifford Ndu
Walter, in a statement, informed the public that the axis of the road
would be closed to traffic from August 8 till August 10, due to the
commencement of rehabilitation work on the road.

He urged
commuters and other roads users to use the alternative lane pending when
the road is fixed. However, there is no news yet about moves to repair
other collapsed roads across the state.

Residents are calling on Governor, Nyesom Wike, also known as Mr Project and the Federal Government to come to their aid.

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