Residents Bemoan Dilapidated Access Road, Lack Of Essential Amenities

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Residents of Apo Resettlement, a quiet highbrow area in the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, have decried the poor state of link roads in the area.

They decried the difficulty in accessing critical private owned facilities such as schools and hospitals due to the neglect of link roads by relevant authorities.

According to a resident who craved anonymity, alternative roads leading to important areas like markets and estates have remained inaccessible by motorists and pedestrians due to years of dilapidation and neglect by the Federal Capital Territory Administration, FCTA.

“Alternative road that is supposed to collect Agaba Estate junction to Main Market to decongest the excess holdup leading to the market daily is not accessible to motorists and pedestrians. 

“No access road to all private schools in the area. Any road you see tarred in the area, if you check well the residents work in government parastatals,” the source said.

He disclosed that some abandoned points and structures in the area have become a safe haven for criminals and drug addicts. 

“Senator Zaphinia Jisalo neighbourhood roads are an eyesore. Then the worst is a cashew plantation in the area called Agwa TV, where Indian hemp smokers have turned it into a ‘no go area’ between 7pm and 6am daily.

“The main road linking Lokogoma, Apo Mechanic, Shoprite/burial ground is another death trap for motorists,” he said.

Another source said due to constant gridlock, women going for antenatal get delivered of their babies openly on the road. 

Other residents who spoke to our correspondent said since former FCT Minister, Nasir el-Rufai left office, they have never felt the impact of any minister.

When contacted, the Senior Special Assistant to the Chairman of Abuja Municipal Area Council, AMAC, on Public Affairs, Mr Kingsley Madaki, did not pick his calls nor return text messages sent to him.

The entire Apo District, including Apo Resettlement is under AMAC with Christopher Maikalangu as the Executive Chairman.

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