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Niger State Governor,Abubakar Sani Bello condemned the action of Tanker Drivers who blocked some specific areas in Bida town to protest the continued neglect of the major highway linking the Northern and South Western parts of the country.
The Drivers of Articulated Vehicles were asking the state government to allow them use the Minna-Bida road, which is presently been reconstructed by Dantata and Sawoe Company.
Governor Sani Bello noted that, although the Tanker Drivers have the right to peaceful protest as a group, their action has greatly infringed on the right of other commuters described it as very unfortunate.
The Governor, in a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary,Mary Noel-Berje stated that the decision of the Tanker Drivers to block access to the road wss unlawful added that such action will not intimidate the state government into allowing them to use the Minna-Bida road which is a state owned road.
The Governor cautioned the Drivers of Articulated Vehicles to desist from taking laws into their hands and channel their grievances to the appropriate authorities stressed that embracing amicable resolution of the issue is more civil than subjecting or holding other citizens to ransom.
Governor Sani Bello therefore called for calm amidst untold hardship caused to innocent and law abiding citizens assured that the state government is liaising with the Federal Controller of Works in the state to urgently repair the failed portions of the road.
Meanwhile, Governor Sani Bello has directed the State Ministry of Works and Infrastructural Development to, immediately, engage the Federal Controller of Works in the state and find urgent way to rehabilitating some of the failed portions of the Lambata-Agaie-Lapai-Bida road.