As Muslims celebrated Eid el-Fitr on Tuesday, some residents of Kaduna urged the state government to construct more roads and foster a stronger sense of security.
Some residents, who spoke to the News Agency of Nigeria in Kaduna, said that constructing more roads, providing more infrastructure and tackling insecurity would open up the city and contribute immensely to peaceful coexistence by the people.
Malam Usman Tanko, a businessman, urged the government to address the issue of kidnapping, which he noted had instilled fear in the residents.
Another resident, Shehu Baba, expressed the hope that the sacrificial spirit of Eid el-Fitr would impact the lives of the people and help bring about peace and unity in the country in spite of the diversity of its people.
Mr Francis Eze spoke on the need for the government to be more committed to securing the lives and property of the people.
“I believe that investors will gradually come to tap from the abundant resources we have, because they would have seen and be assured that our country is now secure and that they would be protected,” he said.
On her own part, Hajiya Aisha Mohammed, a civil servant, called on the government to construct and renovate roads, especially in the metropolis, for ease of vehicular movement and economy growth.
“When we have good roads, every other thing will fall into place, especially economic activities. There will be less expenditure on vehicular repairs and accidents and stealing will be reduced,” she said.
Mohammed urged the residents to continue to support government initiatives, policies and programmes aimed at ensuring peaceful coexistence and economic development.
She also called on the government to provide amenities that would enable the residents to enjoy the dividends of democracy.