By Uzair Adam Imam
Traders at Kwanar Tifa in Tudun Murtala, Nassarawa Local Government Area of Kano State, have lamented the deplorable condition of the only road that passes through the community. They decry that this hampers business activities in the area.
The traders also called on the authority in the state to come to their aid.
Kwanar Tifa is a centre of commercial activities for the Tudun Murtala and the surrounding communities.
Apart from small scale industries that offer job opportunities to thousands of youths, men and women, there is a phone market that gives business opportunities for many more people in the area.
Hassan Ibrahim, one of the traders in the area, called upon the state government to rescue traders in the area. He added that many businesses might crumble if nothing is done.
“The reconstruction of this road will not only benefit us as it connects Tudun Murtala, Rimin Kebe, Dawakin Dakata and other areas, but also boost business activities in the area”, Hassan said.
He further added that sometimes trucks find it very difficult to convey goods to the area.
“Sometimes, the drivers would park a distance away or in the puddles created by the stagnant water.
“This costs us more money. You have to pay extra money to the labourers to bring the good here.”
Also, drivers complained of the nuisance faced while plying the road.
“Sometimes, when we come here, our trucks get stuck because of the erosions. The road is terrible,” said a driver, Haruna Idris.
The Daily Reality learnt that the Chairman of Nassarawa Local Government, Auwalu Alhassan Shu’aibu, alias Aramfosu, once visited the area to ascertain the level of damage on the road.
According to a trader, Abubakar U. Lawan, the chairman promised the traders that the road would soon be reconstructed.
He said, “There was a time when the Chairman of Nassarawa Local Government, Honorable Aramfosu, came here to see this road.
“At that time, he made promises, but those promises have not been fulfilled.”
All attempts made to hear from the chairman was proved abortive.