By Abdullahi Alhassan, Kaduna
In response to growing concerns over the dilapidated state of the Kaduna Western Bypass road project, Nigeria’s media is urgently calling on the Federal Government to address the escalating crisis.
The abandoned infrastructure has become a breeding ground for daily accidents and truck collapses, primarily attributed to the proliferation of over 1000 potholes.
Ibrahima yakubu, The Team Leader of the Network of peace Journalists (NPJK) During a comprehensive one-month survey conducted by the Networks of 50 volunteer media experts.
He said It was revealed how truck drivers and large vehicles consistently avoid the road due to the persistent risk of accidents and vehicle breakdowns caused by the extensive dip- pothole which start from flyover immediately after cooperative college Gonin-Gora to mando round about near Nigerian Air force gate.
The survey by the team of journalists has explained The deplorable condition of the federal highway, specifically the western bypass in Kaduna, is now a major public safety concern, causing severe disruptions in traffic flow.
The current state of the Kaduna Western Bypass is a direct consequence of years of neglect and insufficient maintenance, with potholes, cracks, and uneven surfaces posing serious risks to all road users, especially heavy trucks.
Adding that Truck drivers are forced to divert through the city, resulting in continuous traffic congestion and a significant spike in accidents.
The media organizations that spend one month checking the daily update and falling down of big trucks at the bypass is urgently calling on the federal government to address the daily accidents that are causing immense hardship for passengers.
“we have many vedios and photos of daily update of the road throughout one months of our survey”.
“From last year till date, we have recorded hundreds of big trucks that fall down, causing huge lost of money”.
In light of these pressing concerns, there is a fervent plea to the Federal Government to prioritize the rehabilitation of this vital transportation route. Immediate attention is crucial to ensure the safety of motorists, prevent further damage to vehicles, and avert potential disasters stemming from the deplorable state of the road.
The Network of Peace Journalists remains vigilant in amplifying the alarm and advocating for swift and effective action to rectify the crisis on the Kaduna Western Bypass.
“we will keep using our medium as media to still remain the state and federal government of abandoned kaduna express bypass road on the need to revisit the high way”
Lastly, the team called the 3 kaduna senators to equally remind the federal government on forgotten kaduna express bypass road.