The Ondo State government, on Wednesday, commenced the rehabilitation of the Owo- Ikare Akoko Federal government road in the state following the collapse of the ever busy road.
Speaking during the inauguration of the rehabilitation of the road in Owo, the Chairman of Ondo State Agency for Road Maintenance and Construction (OSARMCO), Mr Kehinde Osikoya, said the special intervention became necessary to alleviate the challenges faced by road users on the route.
He said “the situation on this road in the last few months has been very deplorable and commuters have suffered a lot and it appears there’s no immediate plan from the Federal Government to rehabilitate the road.
“Therefore, the state governor, Olusegun Mimiko, has directed the state government through the office of OSARMCO to mobilise all resources to repair this road to an acceptable standard.”
Osikoya said despite the indebtedness of the Federal Government to the state over the rehabilitation of some federal roads, the state governor decided to approve the emergency repair programme to ameliorate the challenges being faced by motorists on the road.
He, however, appealed to the Federal Government to refund to the state some money being owed it on roads rehabilitation to cushion the overbearing burdens of fixing federal and local roads by the state, especially at a time of recession.