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Olubaka expresses concerns over bad roads, insecurity

By Oluwaseun Akingboye, Akure
06 August 2018   |   4:07 am
The Olubaka of Oka-Akoko, Oba Adebori Adeleye (OON), has expressed concerns over the deplorable state of roads in the area, urging the Ondo State government to declare a state of emergency on the road network. The monarch said on Saturday during the 2018 Oka Day Celebration at Oka-Akoko, headquarters of Akoko South West Local Government…

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The Olubaka of Oka-Akoko, Oba Adebori Adeleye (OON), has expressed concerns over the deplorable state of roads in the area, urging the Ondo State government to declare a state of emergency on the road network.

The monarch said on Saturday during the 2018 Oka Day Celebration at Oka-Akoko, headquarters of Akoko South West Local Government Area of the state.

He, however, lauded Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu for repairing the Iwaro-Oke Oka hill road, which he described as a “death trap” and impassable last year.

Similarly, the monarch appreciated the indigenes who had contributed to various developmental projects, most importantly the electricity menace that was nipped in the bud.

But he stated: “Our major road at Oka is the Ajegunle-Iwaro Oka road. This is the direct route to Oka.

The Ayegunle-Iwaro road is only an alternative route. It is longer than when one enters Oka via Ajegunle.”

The monarch noted that the Akoko communities had advised a synergy by the state and Federal Government to fix the Kabba-Isua-Idoani-Ipele-Owo road, which was designed for long vehicles.

On sanitation and ecological disasters, he expressed dismay towards the poor attitude of the people, lamenting that improper disposal of wastes blocks drainage, destroys roads and breeds all manners of diseases.