By Murtala Muhammad
People of some communities in Bauchi Local Government of Bauchi State have decried lack of access road linking the communities, despite a series of complaints to authorities concerned.
They include Bayan IDC, Gwallagan Mayaki, Rudi, Rumba, Dan Dango and Yamrat.
They expressed their feelings when Radio Nigeria visited the communities to ascertain the claims made by people of the areas.
Some Residents of Dan Dango who spoke to Radio Nigeria’s Ibrahim Isa and Danladi Adamu expressed concern over the situation, stating that they face untold hardship especially during rainy season.
“Access road from Federal Low Cost to Gwallagan Mayaki, Dan Dango to Liman Katagum is very important to people living in this axis especially during rainy season and when a woman is in labour, the situation is very critical” – Ibrahim said.
“We’re appealing to the state government to look into our plight, we’re really suffering” – Danladi appealed.
They claimed that the condition of the road has made it impossible for them to transport farm produce to the metropolis and take their children to schools.
“We’re really in dare need of this road, despite the fact that we’re only 10km to Bauchi town, when it’s rainy season we can’t even move our farm produce to the market” – Danladi stated.
A Youth Leader from Rumba community Bello Maisauru told Radio Nigeria that due to condition of the road, moving the sick to hospitals located in the city centre has become a herculean task.
“Once it’s rainy season, the road is inaccessible, we cannot transport a sick person to health facilities in the metropolis” – said Maisauru.
Other Residents Hassan Tela and Yahaya Abdulkarim of Rumba and Bayan IDC village claimed that people of the areas in both rainy and dry seasons suffer huge losses on perishables and sweet potatoes due to bad condition of the road.
According to them, the road when constructed, would ease most if not all of their problems and also improve their economic status.
They therefore appealed to the state government to come to their rescue to enable them to live a life similar to other communities in other parts of the state.