Ado-Akure road now a death trap, Fayose tells FG
Immediate past governor of Ekiti State, Mr Ayodele Fayose, has called on the Federal Government to fix the road linking Akure, Ondo State with Ado Ekiti in Ekiti State, saying that; “the road is now in such a deplorable state that motorists now avoid it”.
He noted that the road was too important to the economy of Ondo and Ekiti States as well as the well-being of the people of the states to be neglected completely by the Federal Government.
According to his media aide, Lere Olayinka, the former governor, who was speaking at the Akure Airport, said the road has become a source of severe hardship for Nigerians, especially the people of Ekiti State who are the major users of the road.
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He called on the Minister of Works, Babatunde Fashola to use his good offices to ensure that the road gets the required attention, adding that; “In the last one year, the road has become so bad that only people who are unmindful of its deplorable use it”.
“Information has it that innocent people who unknowingly ply the road daily are at the mercy of criminals.
“Apart from attacks by criminals, the road is also a death trap for travelers as several lives have been lost in ghastly motor accidents.
“The Federal Government should, therefore, see to the fixing of the road so as to alleviate the suffering of commuters and restore the dead commercial activities in towns and villages along the road,” Fayose said.