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Updated on March 17, 2010


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




killer roads

This situation shows that the government has failed the masses in every aspect one can imagine.

The man in charge

Innocent blood.

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


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    • Rossimobis profile imageAUTHOR

      Chibuzo Melvin Mobis 

      8 years ago from Nigeria

      Thanks so much Sa`ge,it is so bad when what we know is what they teach us.

    • Sa`ge profile image


      8 years ago from Barefoot Island

      Aloha Rossimobis, there is a movie called "The International" I believe this to be true. For the ordinary man, it is as if we are here for Their game of Power. It is a sad sad thing when They chose your world to play Their game in. My heart never stops being heavy for all the parts of the world this game is played, for death lays waste and blood covers the earth. I am dad. ~Aloha~

    • Rossimobis profile imageAUTHOR

      Chibuzo Melvin Mobis 

      8 years ago from Nigeria

      With no exception and with respect,i approve your comment.Thanks SummerSteward but someday,we might eventually find great and God fearing leaders to lead us.

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      8 years ago from Duluth MN

      It seems to me that all of Africa is plagued with corrupt politicians and greedy officials. Same too can be said of the US government, however, being a bit more capable it gets under my skin that we have ignored time and time again cries of help for a country/continent that actually wants us to butt in.

    • Rossimobis profile imageAUTHOR

      Chibuzo Melvin Mobis 

      8 years ago from Nigeria

      The problem is the man in charge,he is a traitor,its been d same man ever since independence.He is corrupt and lots the treasury,he has one system called injustice and this system subjects families to poverty and country to deterioration.Thanks SummerSteward,we can feel your love.


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      8 years ago from Duluth MN

      It's sad the amount of sensless death... Sadder still that those in power seek greed and abuse.. I am sorry for your country.

    • Rossimobis profile imageAUTHOR

      Chibuzo Melvin Mobis 

      8 years ago from Nigeria

      Simply because they don't care about us.

    • Micky Dee profile image

      Micky Dee 

      8 years ago

      Hard life issues- so many!

    • Rossimobis profile imageAUTHOR

      Chibuzo Melvin Mobis 

      8 years ago from Nigeria

      Nothing to write home about when u talk of Nigeria.Both the religious and ethic tensions,mind u...dia will soon be a total explosion cos of the state of things regarding the presidency and this menace of bad rd,believe me the regular bomb blasts in Iraq are minor issues compared to the sufferings of ordinary Nigerians but u r still right..."innocent blood spills all over the world."

    • Moulik Mistry profile image

      Moulik Mistry 

      8 years ago from Burdwan, West Bengal, India

      It is only innocent blood that spills over the road and around the world, so to say...


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