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New report lists of worst roads in Nigeria


- SBM Intelligence, a geopolitical and socio-economic research firm, has released a new report which outlines the worst roads in Nigeria
- Among those listed are the Benin bypass, Lokoja-Ajaokuta road, Onitsha-Enugu road, and the Mokwa-Jebba road
- According to the report, the poor state of road transportation in Nigeria has led to the loss of billions of naira in economic value as well as thousands of avoidable deaths from accidents
A geopolitical and socio-economic research firm, SBM Intelligence, has released a report listing some of the worst roads in Nigeria, Premium Times reports.
The report which was released following an indepth study of Nigeria’s expressways, listed the following roads as some of the worst in the country:
1. Kabba-Kafanchan
2. Benin bypass
3. Mokwa-Jebba
4. Lokoja-Ajaokuta
5. Aba-Obigbo
6. Onitsha-Enugu
7. Idoma-Benue highway
NAIJ.com gathers that the study was conducted using feedback from drivers of commercial vehicles; about 71% of whom stated that in the last 5 years, Nigerian roads have gotten worse.
The report stated: “The poor state of road transportation has led to the loss of billions of naira in economic value as well as thousands of avoidable deaths due to accidents.
“Despite the fact that billions of naira are budgeted yearly at all levels of governments for the building of new roads and maintenance of existing ones, Nigeria continues to grapple with the need for more, and better roads.”
A lead analyst at SBM Intel, Ikemesit Effiong, blamed the bad state of roads in the country for the slow cultural development of different areas of Nigeria.
He stated that cross-fertilisation of ideas essential for cultural integration and national identity formation were being hampered by the state of the nation’s roads.
He advised the federal government to fix the roads, stating: “Coupled with its impact on the cost of doing business and needless loss of human lives, any serious Nigerian government will focus squarely on fixing our roads.”

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