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Buhari Govt To Fix Bad Roads In Five States


President Muhammadu Buhari-led government has set out plans to fix dilapidated roads across five states.

This was made public on Tuesday by Works and Housing Minister, Babatunde Fashola, Naija News reports.

Fashola had directed the immediate emergency repairs on failed portions of roads affected by heavy floods in Gombe, Niger, Bauchi, Oyo, and Jigawa states respectively.

A statement by the Director of Press and Public Relations in the ministry, Mrs Boade Akinola, revealed the minister gave the directive at a briefing in Abuja.

The affected roads for repairs include Ibadan–Ife road, Gombe–Bauchi road, Gombe–Darazo, Bauchi–Ningi, Bida–Lambata, and Tsamiya Bridge in Jigawa State.

The minister reiterates the government’s commitment to infrastructure development, adding that its ears are wide open to listen and swiftly respond to complaints from the citizens.

He urged commuters to be patient with the government, saying the downpour across the country hurts road construction and rehabilitation.

Fashola further assured Nigerians of the Federal Government’s continuous attention to other roads with similar problems.

Meanwhile, on Tuesday, the Buhari administration launched a programme to create at minimum 3.7 millions jobs for youths annually.The government expressed hope that with the launch of the Nigerian Youth Employment Action Plan (NIYEAP), unemployment among youths would be reduced drastically.

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Naija News reports that the Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare, in a statement released on Tuesday, said the launch is part of President Buhari’s commitment to mobilize the energies and capacities of the youth to minimise the risks to national security posed by rising unemployment.