The National Coordinator/CEO of Center for Peace and Environmental Justice (CEPEJ), Comrade Sheriff Mulade, has commended Delta State Governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa, for the recent approval of two pedestrian bridges in Asaba, which according to him was a right step in the right direction.
The foremost peace and environmental justice advocate while making the commendation in his office on Sunday passionately appealed to the governor to approve pedestrian bridges at PTI junction and Effurun roundabout respectively.
Comrade Mulade expressed the difficulties that pedestrians contend with when they attempt to cross the highways at either side. According to him, “It is always a pitiable sight to see both the young and old trying to cross on their way to school or work in the mornings and in the evenings when they are coming back”.
The national coordinator lamented that a lot of accidents involving loss of lives and property caused mainly by pedestrians crossing the high ways at PTI junction and Efurun Roundabout have been recorded.
“These high ways are very busy roads at all times and to save people from endangering their lives in attempting to cross these roads, I am appealing to the Delta State Government to construct a pedestrian bridge at these busy spots”.
Comrade Mulade believes that building pedestrian bridges in such busy places will drastically reduce the carnage caused by motor accidents in the twin cities of Effurun and Warri. He stated passionately; ‘The earlier the Delta State Government heed to this advice the better for road users.