Rt. Rev. Tunde Adeleye, the Bishop, Diocese of Calabar Anglican Communion, has urged the Federal Government to start the repair of all federal roads that are in bad shapes.
Adeleye made this call on Monday in Calabar at a news conference to begin the 2nd session of the 9th synod of the diocese.
According to him, the condition of many roads in Nigeria leaves much to be desired, as some of them are deadly, harmful and dangerous to ply.
The bishop said that bad road network in the country was largely responsible for some auto crashes, adding that vehicles could be easily destroyed as a result of bad roads.
“The Federal Government should begin the repair of bad drainages and pavements along our roads and the contracts should be awarded to experts.
“Government should warn those who are in the habit of digging across the roads for their personal ceremonies without putting the roads back in proper shape,’’ he said.
On the release of the 21 Chibok school girls, the clergyman lauded the Federal Government and the Nigerian Army for their commitment and sincerity.
He urged the government to speed up the process of releasing the remaining girls in the interest of peace.
Adeleye called on the government not to relent in its efforts in tackling unemployment, poverty, kidnapping, crude oil theft among others.