Rising Need for Cement Use in Road Construction

Crusoe Osagie discusses the need to extend the use of cement beyond building homes and bridges to paving the vast number of dilapidated roads in the country.

Moving around Nigeria and within states and local governments in the country, by road will certainly embarrass any average Nigerian. During the wet season the condition of the roads is even worse.

As a university student in the 1990s, on a trip from Ekpoma to Ewato, both in the Esan Central area of Edo State, I, along with about 20 other students, going to attend the wake keep of a colleague's late mother, had to get out of the bus we boarded, to do a lap of the journey on foot because the road to that village ended abruptly in a deep and dangerous gully which no vehicle could travel on.

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