Mr. Nimram Longbap-Longs, has requested the Federal Government of Nigeria and all other government agencies to build more roads to strengthen socio-economic activities in the country.
Mr. Longs said this while giving a speech at Pietermaritzburg in Kwazulu Natal Province of South Africa on Sunday that government agencies should put their budget on roads.
According to Mr. Longs, some of the roads in the country needs to be renovated and others need to build a new one to open route to other locations to help ease the trading industry.
“What we need in the country now is good road network. Majority of the food producing areas lack good roads and cannot evacuate their farm produce. Also, some bad roads require maintenance or complete rehabilitation,” Mr. Longs said.
”With good roads, it will be easy for people to move around and get to their destinations faster while farmers may not spend much moving their produce to the cities”. he added.
“It is equally important for the state governments to build roads that connect communities, villages to the state capital.”
“That way, people will not suffer moving from one part of the state to another and this also promotes socio-economic activities in the rural areas.”
Long added that if more roads are built, Nigeria will achieve an economic growth in a short time.
“I think that some agitations will not come up if all parts of the country have good roads or are linked with good roads.”
“People will point to something good government has done for them and there will be fewer agitations,” he further added.