PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari has urged Nigerians to desist from abusing roads constructed by the Federal Government across the country.
Buhari, who was represented by the Minister of Power Abubakar Aliyu, made the call during the official commissioning of a 55-kilometre road linking Nguru-Gashu’a-Bayamari in Yobe State.
Buhari claimed that the newly commissioned road was built to the highest quality and would last for its designed service life span if not abused.
“Road abuse takes many forms such as overloading of vehicles and trucks which accelerates pavement damage, the spilling of petroleum products which dissolves all the components and allow water to penetrate, and converting the road shoulders to parking places that bring the onset of road failure from the shoulder.
“We must all do our best to avoid these practices. Report them when they occur and act in a lawful manner to stop them”, Buhari said.
The President further claimed that the 55-kilometre road will contribute to economic efficiency and ease of doing business for Micro, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs).
He said, “This is because the travel time before the construction has reduced since the completion of this road.”
He added, “For your safety and that of other road users, I implore you not to exceed 100 kilometres per hour. We want you alive to witness and be part of the prosperity and promise of Nigeria.”