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Bad roads: Niger youths stage protest, blocks major highways

By Jane Osuagwu
Publish on October 23, 2019

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The poor state of roads in Niger state has moved the youths to stage a road protest, blocking incoming and outgoing vehicles! Their wish is simply to be listened by governments, both Federal and State. Read more below!

Niger State youths, under the aegis of the National Youth Council of Nigeria, blocked all the highways leading to the state, to protest the bad condition of roads in Niger state.

As gathered by Naijauto, the irate youths blocked the Suleja/Minna expressway and the Bida/Minna road, thereby forcing motorists to look for another route to enter or leave the state.


The angry youths used the blocked roads as a measure of protest for the state of roads

>>> We lost our people as well. Nigeria is losing ₦1 trillion annually to bad roads - says Senate.

They were moving with a banner written,

"Save Our Souls

Baba Buhari

Niger State is part of Nigeria

Our people die every day in Niger State"


The banner highlighted the deplorable state of their roads while calling for federal government's intervention

Reports say the youths vowed to carry on with their protest until the federal government meets their demands. Even when security personnel tried to disperse the youth with tear gas, they all remained adamant.

The rate of accidents on Nigerian roads has increased tremendously due to the deplorable condition of roads.

We hope for the federal government's quick intervention in the affected areas.

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Jane Osuagwu is an automotive writer at Naijauto.com.She's a car enthusiast who loves creating educative and informative topics on cars, ranging from maintenance tips to updates on the latest trend in the auto industry in mechanically yet friendly writing. 

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