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Nigeria has one the most dangerous roads in the world,its unpaved and not teared high ways makes traveling across the country a hectic thing. The country is geographically connected by land which enables all forms of land transportation but the government's inability to provide sustainable road net work both in the rural and urban sectors makes every individual traveling by land vulnerable to tragedy.
Nigeria has lost reputable men and women in road accidents, there was an incident of a professional football team in which15 members of the team perished in a motor accident.The casualties in any road mishap in Nigeria is not something to write about,it devastates like a suicide bomb.
Reckless driving also contribute to this ugly menace but above all,90% of all the accidents are caused due to poor conditions of the roads.In year 2000, there was a recorded 11,788.road accidents and a total number of 6,055 deaths.Subsequently, in 2001 there was 7,769 recorded road accident deaths.
Between 2007 to 2009, there were 17,000 road accident deaths.Furthermore,the major highway that connect the western part of the country and the eastern part is via Edo state and known as the Benin-Ore federal highway,this highway is a notorious one where many lives has been lost due to its poor condition.
These bad road conditions doesn't affect just the lives of innocent citizens but businesses has lost so much as well.Nigerians keep lamenting every day about the failure of the federal government. Of course the federal government is a failed institution because good road is a basic component of good governance but what we see all over the federation is
This situation shows that the government has failed the masses in every aspect one can imagine.
The man in charge
Who is to blame for this failure
The contractors.The masses
The drivers. The federal government
Woe unto he who turned blind eyes
To the sufferings of his people
To the anguish of his generations
Our youths are dying everyday
This is a crime we have to address
Lagos-Ibadan high way,Benin-Ore high way
Onitsha-Owerri Road,Akwa Ibom high way
A journey of four hours,now takes thirty six hours
The Federal government has failed us
Innocent blood has soiled the roads of Nigeria
All i know is that they don't care about us
Prosecute them, prosecute the ministers
All the senators and government officials
None is helping this issue yet we clap for them
Innocent blood all over the road