Kabo and Karaye local government areas of Kano state are not accessible to each other despite their proximity. All these years, the state government has failed to construct the road despite its huge benefits to the state and its people.
Over 90% of the people living in Karaye and Kabo local government areas are farmers, all they know is farming and nothing else. Thus, the poor condition of the road has adversely affected the fortune of members of the communities as they cannot transport their farm produce to markets with ease.
However, the Karaye-Kabo road has been in a dilapidated situation for quite some time, resulting in ghastly accidents and robberies on the daily. As such, the previous administration of Mallam Ibrahim Shekarau made an effort to construct the road but eventually stopped after little success has been recorded. The painful part of this story is that the little work done by the previous administration would soon collapse including the bridges due to erosion.
It is noteworthy that when constructed, the road would create more than 10,000 direct and indirect jobs for the people of Kano state as well as reduce the high cases of accidents and armed robbery along the roads.
The situation is so bad on the Karaye-Kabo road that commuters often prefer to trek, or ride on horses and donkeys to board a vehicle. Multiple sections of the road have been washed away by flooding over the years; one can’t count hills, valleys and potholes on the roads while passing.
On this note, I passionately appeal to the Kano state government to come to the aid of the Karaye and Kabo people through the construction of the major road linking the two local government areas. This would boost the agricultural activities of the people and Kano state at large.
Considering the desire to move the state to greater heights, there is a need for the state government to urgently intervene in the situation and ease the people’s burden for the benefit of the state.
Department of Mass Communication, Borno State University.