Academy residents task Oyo govt on bad road

Commuters and transporters plying liberty academy area in Oluyole Local Government Area of Oyo State have urged the state government to attend to impassable  road in the area.

Nigerian Tribune observed several potholes and the difficulty experienced by motorcyclists and vehicle owners when plying the road.

Speaking to the Nigerian Tribune, a member of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW), Mr Wasiu Sadiq, lamented the poor condition of the road which, he said, had made transportation difficult.

Sadiq explained that it was he, alongside his union members, who recently filled a bad portion of the road with sand supplied by a lawmaker, who resides in the area.

He also said there had been series of volunteer efforts by residents in the area to fill the many potholes on the road but bemoaned that rain usually washed away the fillers.

He wondered why government had failed to remedy the situation.

The NURTW member,  therefore, called on the government, especially the local government authorities, to effect repairs on the road, as soon as possible.

A resident of the area, Mrs Titilola Adeboye, also remarked that the state of the road had engendered a situation whereby would-be tenants now stay away from the area.

Mr Ashiru Jimoh and Mrs Latifat Bolanle, whose shops are situated along the road, lamented that the condition of the road had reduced patronage from prospective customers.

Speaking further, Jimoh explained that erosion caused by lack of good drainage was one of the factors causing damage to the road, adding that the road was last fixed in 2008 during the tenure of former Governor Adebayo Alao-Akala .

Also, a commercial motorcyclist, Mr Solomon Salawu, identified frequent damage to the chain and  shock absorber of his motorcycle whenever he plies the road.

He lamented that many motorcyclists spent a lot of money on repairs.

Salawu urged government to repair the road in order to bring comfort to the people residing and working in the area.

A landlord in the area, simply known as Mr Adeyemi said efforts made by the landlords association in the area were inadequate, calling for the assistance of the government.

He explained that complaints had been made to the state government but they were yet to get any response.