Ado-Ekiti-Akure road now death trap, fix it, Fayose tells Federal Government
The immediate past Governor of Ekiti State, Mr. Ayodele Fayose, has urged the Federal Government to fix the road linking Akure, Ondo State with Ado-Ekiti in Ekiti State, saying that the road has become a death trap such that motorists now avoid it.
The former governor said that the road was too important to the economy of Ondo and Ekiti states as well as the well-being of the people of the two states to be neglected completely by the Federal Government.
According to a statement yesterday by his spokesperson, Lere Olayinka, the former governor said the road had become a source of severe hardship for Nigerians, especially the people of Ekiti State, who are the major users of the road.
He, therefore, urged the Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Raji Fashola, to use his good offices to ensure that the road gets the required attention, noting that “in the last one year, the road has become so bad that only people unmindful of its deplorable state use it.”
Fayose said: “Information has it that innocent people who unknowingly ply the road are daily at the mercy of criminals. Apart from attacks by criminals, the road is also a death trap for travellers as several lives have been lost in ghastly motor accidents.
“The Federal Government should therefore see to the fixing of the road so as to alleviate the suffering of commuters and restore the dead commercial activities in towns and villages along the road.”
Meanwhile, Governor Kayode Fayemi had while presenting the 2020 budget of the state to the state House of Assembly in December last year said that the Federal Government had given the nod to Ekiti and Ondo governments to construct Ado-Akure Road.
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