“Roads constructed in Nigeria last just for 2 or 3 years” – Umahi

The Minister of Works, David Umahi, has expressed dismay over the fact that roads built in Nigeria only endure for 2 to 3 years, in contrast to the 30 to 40 years seen in other regions globally.

Umahi, represented by Dr. Yakubu Kofarmata, the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry, revealed this during a visit to his office in Abuja on Wednesday by a delegation from the Nigerian Academy of Engineering (NAE) led by its President, Prof. Azikiwe Onwualu.

The Works Minister attributed the poor quality of roads across the country to malpractices by certain engineers in the construction industry.