The Federal Road Maintenance Agency (FERMA) in Bayelsa, on Thursday, said it had provided job(s) for no fewer than 200 unemployed youths in road maintenance.
Mr Bolaji Ayoola, the FERMA Road Maintenance Engineer in the state, made this disclosure to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Yenagoa after inspecting some of the ongoing road projects in Bayelsa.
He explained that the maintenance of roads was necessary in order to reduce road traffic accidents that usually occurred due to potholes.
The engineer said that work was currently ongoing with no fewer than 200 youths to ensure that the six federal roads in the state are put into good shape.
“The agency is committed to ensuring zero potholes on roads across Bayelsa communities; work is ongoing on some of the roads; especially the Yenagoa-Imiringi-Oloibiri road, which is about six kilometers in length.
“We have worked on Mbiama-Yenagoa, Primary Road 1, 2 and 3 among others; so, we have carried out a lot of road maintenance and total repairs of the six federal roads in Bayelsa.
“By this, we are reducing accidents from occurring and increasing the life span of roads as well as joining the fight against unemployment and idleness by providing job(s) for the youths.
“We source the youth from the communities across the state and in their reactions, their enthusiasm has been encouraging; we will continue to engage more of them in public works,” he said.
Credit: PM news