Daily Trust (Abuja)

13 February 2013

Nigeria: Pegi Residents Lament Over Deplorable Roads

Residents of Pegi community in Kuje Area Council of FCT have decried the bad condition of the roads in the area and called for the assistance of the council authorities.

One of the residents, who gave her name as Mama Favour, attributed the absence of development in the community to the poor road network, saying they have suffered total neglect and untold hardship for many years .

"Many of these houses you see here are yet to be occupied because people are not willing to stay here due to the terrible condition of the roads," she said.

The woman, who owns a provision shop said, cost of accommodation is very cheap in the community, hinting that a one bedroom apartment goes for as low as N100,000 per annum.

Another resident, who craved anonymity, complained of erratic power supply, saying it has affected most businesses in the area.

He explained that the community, which is predominantly occupied by non indigenes that mostly relocated from old Karimo as a result of the demolition carried out in the area years back, said they are yet to come out from the shock and psychological trauma caused by the exercise.

"As a welder, I hardly get up to N1,000 in a day due to absence of stable electricity and bad roads. People prefer to do their jobs within Kuje town than coming here," he said.

He appealed to the Kuje Area Council chairman to come to their aid in order to better their lots, saying that the choice of relocating to the area was not theirs.

Our reporter further gathered that the community with not less than 2,000 occupants depends solely on borehole and well for water supply.

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