Kaduna South residence groans over poor, abandon roads hardship

Residents of Ungwan Sunday, Sabon Tasha and the larger parts of Television/Ungwan Yelwa areas are going through hell, groaning in pain as a result of hardship being encountered following poor roads infrastructure in the three populated communities and towns in those areas of Kaduna South and its environs.

Both Kachia Express-bypass and the Sabon Tasha by-Garage roads directly linking the three major communities in Kaduna South are in terrible conditions and serious state of disrepair, almost becoming impassible by motorists and other road users.
Zango Kataf, Southern Kaduna leaders had, in a recent statement lamented that the immediate past Governor of the state, Mal. Nasir’s Urban roads infrastructural developments were concentrated mostly in Muslims dominated areas in Kaduna North.
In the case of Sabon Tasha By- Garage road, which was under construction and later abandoned by Governor Nasir el-rufai- led administration, is also an eyesore and in the worse state of disrepair.
Business activities and vehicular movement are in near paralyse due to the deteriorating condition of the road that most Town Service Buses have also stopped plying it completely. Streets inside these communities in Kaduna South are also not left out, as some even turns death tracks
In fact, car owners, buses and bus drivers currently plying the Sabo by Garage road most times does it at the risk of their vehicles or at very a expensive transport cost, difficult for the downtrodden residents passengers to bear.
Some of the residents interviewed expressed serious disappointment on the immediate past Governor for opening up such commercially strategic township road in largely populated communities and abandon it for over a year.
Others lamented the current poor, valley and gully state of the road project initiated by Elrufia, knowing that the road, as important to inhabitants as it, would be was if abandoned, to the residents of the areas during raining period.
Transportation of goods and services to the area became more expensive, with also heavy dust during harmattan and flood during raining season because of the abandonment, they lamented.
“We’ve gone round, we’ve not seen within the metropolis much, where such roads were abandon except our area here because we all predominantly southern Kaduna indigenes, Maria Danjuma, Ungwan Sunday others also lamented.
Findings revealed that potholes and the gullies nature of the bypass road are also unbearable in kaduna South, making it almost a serious nightmare for all sets of vehicles including even keke Napep Ridders struggled to make it.
The area, beginning from mummy’s villa hotel and Romi junction, through to the end, have also gone too bad with potholes and deep holes with ridges all over it, causing holdups most times and damaging vehicles.
Some also recalled that “Even the Ahmadu Bello way expansion road project contract approved by previous administration from kawo to command junction only started and completed in kaduna north in kawo by El-rufai.
According to aggrieved indigenes, the former Governor, elrufai refused to extend it to command junction in Kaduna South Christian areas as earlier programmed”, Simon David, a residents of Ungwan Sunday, Kakas and others revealed.
Victims of the abandoned road including those doing business at Halima junction, bearing Christy, her senior sister, Mamas and Fadas amongst others operating restaurants, fish and beer business bitterly complained of unbearable nature of the Sabo by Garage road, and how its affected their only means of livelihood tremendously.
All efforts to get government officials to speak proved abortive due to bottleneck, insider however said the areas were captured in the agenda of the current Governor Uba Sani’s ruler infrastructure development projects.
While residents in communities such as Romi, Gonin Gora, television garage are also crying over worsen environment and infrastructural development, areas such as Kakuri, Barnawa are also crying but are fairly oK due to presence of the elrufai road projects completion in them.

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