The deplorable state of the East-West Road resonated yet again, weekend, at the funeral ceremony for the former National Security Adviser, late Gen. Andrew Azazi, with the Catholic Bishop of Bomadi Vicariate, Bishop Hyacinth Egbebo, calling on President Goodluck Jonathan to fix the ailing road to curb rising spate of accidents and loss of human lives.
Already, a section of the road, which straddles states of the oil-rich Niger Delta, is on the verge of being washed away around Okosi Bridge in Bayelsa State by river erosion.
Bishop Egbebo, who spoke in Yenagoa in his homily during the funeral, also blamed most of the air mishaps in the country on corruption.
The cleric recalled how he was almost killed on the East-West Road during one of his many trips on the route due to its deplorable state and pleaded with the President to intervene and help reduce the carnage on the road by ensuring timely completion of the rehabilitation and dualisation of the road.
He said: “Mr. President, save our lives, construct our roads. People are dying on the East-West road everyday.”