I want to use this opportunity to call on the Oyo State government and the Ido Local Government to rehabilitate the Ido-Omi-Adio road as well as the Ido-Eruwa Road. There is no denying the fact that Ido is an agrarian community where many farms are located, and the bad road is making it difficult for farm produce to be transported to the major cities across the state, particularly Ibadan.
I believe that the major reason this road has been left unattended to is because the people no longer have a say in who rules them at the local government level. If we still have elections being held into the local government, then the candidates will promise that if the electorate can vote for them, then they would rehabilitate the road. Failure to do that would mean that they wouldn’t be able to approach the electorate in subsequent elections.
I, therefore, want to use this letter to accomplish two purposes; first, I want the Oyo State government and the Ido Local Government to rehabilitate the said roads.
Secondly, I want the Federal Government to ensure that local governments remain autonomous, instead of the present arrangement which makes them to be under the state government. This arrangement is not helping development at the grass-roots level.