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Buhari laments state of Nigerian roads, says roads are dead

26/11/2015 11:04

President Muhammadu Buhari has admitted that the nation's roads are in a state of utter disrepair and are in dire need of attention by the Federal Government.

He also made case for the immediate development of infrastructure such as rail and power.

Buhari spoke during a presidential dinner he hosted in honour of senators at the new Banquet Hall of the Presidential Villa, Abuja on Wednesday.

"The roads are dead. Those who drive between Lagos and Ibadan will have a lot of stories to tell you. Those who drive from Kaduna to Jebba may have more stories to tell. The same thing is applicable to the East West Road," the President said.

He urged the Senate to assist his government in concentrating on the problem of infrastructure such as rail, road and power.

He asked the Senate committees to look at the various agreements the nation had entered into in the last six years and see where Nigeria had been defaulting in terms of payment of counterpart fundings.

He observed that if the nation could get the railway working, lives and fuel would be saved.

The President also touched on the nation's economy, saying the drop in the price of oil was affecting it negatively.

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