Some stakeholders and residents of Port Harcourt have decried the deplorable state of the Oyigbo axis of the Port Harcourt Aba Express Road.
Some of the road users, who spoke with The Tide said the road has become impassable and therefore constituting nuisance to motorists.
Akanimo Udosin, a commercial motorist who spoke with our correspondent said the poor state of the road has put him out of business as his vehicle is now totally damaged.
“The road is terribly bad and we, commercial drivers that use the road on daily basis are badly affected. I repair my vehicles every other day because of incessant breakdown as a result of the bad road. As I talk to you, i am completely out of business because my vehicle is dumped at the mechanic workshop. We want the Federal Government to do something about the road”.
Another commercial driver, Chika Omelu, said the road has greatly affected his business as a result of damages done to his vehicle.
“I don’t have any other means of livelihood except through my taxi which I use for commercial transportation to feed my family.
I run Eleme Junction to Oyigbo Junction route but the road is totally bad, especially during the rainy season, we want the Federal Government to come to our aid by fixing the road and saving us and other users of the road from embarrassment”.
Emeka Orlu, a bus dirver who runs Port Harcourt-Aba Road route also lamented the poor state of the road. He said, a journey of about two hours now runs for four hours as a result of the bad road, adding that the poor state of the road has affected the business of commercial bus drivers that ply the route. Another respondent, Mrs Joy Dele, a trader said the bad state of the road has affected the residents of Oyigbo as they can not move freely. She called on the government to give immediate attention to the plight of the road users by fixing the bad road.