Residents of federal housing Nyanya extension and its environs have called on the Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC) to urgently come to their aid by addressing erosion challenges devastating their street roads and intervene in constructing the fast dilapidating streets and roads.
According to a resident of one streets hosting a customary court, who spoke with Abuja Business Reports, “the street may be cut off completely if another rainy season comes before government intervention on the roads in this area. The erosion on the road is defying all palliative measures.
“Look at the court, how can litigants access the place in their vehicles? As part of their efforts to make the court accessible, they had to pour gravels at the front of their premises but you have to cross other very bad portions before getting there”, the resident said.
An investigation by Abuja Business Reports shows that the residents had in a letter dated May 31, 2010, which was signed as received by AMAC on June 1, 2010, called on the area council to come to their aid by constructing the roads in phase three of the federal housing extension, Nyanya.
In the letter, the residents requested the area council to also construct drainages in the area, arguing that the road, if fixed, will assist in traffic decongestion along Nyanya/Keffi Expressway.
The need to write, our findings reveal, followed many failed efforts of the residents in the past to get the road fixed.
Following the inability of the Area council to construct the road, despite inspection visits by AMAC officials and meetings with representatives of the area, promising AMAC intervention after the rain in 2010, the residents in a reminder letter dated November 6, 2012, which was received on November 8, 2012, the residents noted that “the deplorable state of road is indeed a huge concern and we therefore request the council to assist in salvaging the roads with provision of drainages.”
It was gathered that nine years after the first letter to AMAC, the council was yet to do anything about the roads and roads in the environs, leading to heavy flooding on the area after it rains.
The condition of roads in the area, and around Check Point axis of the Nyanya federal housing extension has worsened over the years despite hundreds of thousands spent by the residents in palliative work to keep the area accessible. Since the rainy season, some residents find it difficult driving to their homes due to the level of dilapidation on most roads in the area.