The people and residents of Ifira in Akoko South-East Local Government Area of Ondo State have bemoaned lack of infratructural facilities, especially roads in the town and sorrounding communities.
Speaking on behalf of Ifira-Akoko community, a community leader, Barrister Fola Amure, said the state of roads and infrastructure in the agrarian community had hindered economic and social activities.
According to him, the deplorable state of the major road linking the community to other parts of the state has been affecting farming activities in the area, noting that the bad road hinders the movement of farm produce from the area to neighbouring towns.
Amure said subsequent governments have neglected the area and that they have not enjoyed the dividends of democracy since the advent of the present dispensation.
“This is the only major road linking this community and we have approached the council on many occasions on the need to either grade or rehabilitate it to facilitate transportation.
“The most painful aspect of the issue is that electricity has become a thing of the past here. There’s no water, no road, no power supply.
“We are appealing to the state government to come to our aid and get the major road and others rehabilitated to help farmers and aid development
Also speaking, a farmer and resident of the community, Idowu Balogun, said the deplorable state of the road linking the community is compelling them to sell thier agricultural produce at giveaway prices.
He said most residents in the community are farmers, adding that the rehabilitation of the road would ease transportation of agricultural produce and enhance their economic power.