The Alawe of Ilawe-Ekiti, Oba Adebanji Alabi has appealed to the state governor, Biodun Oyebanji to be proactive in the reconstruction of the collapsed section of the Ado-Ilawe road.
The road collapsed in October 2022 shortly before the inauguration of Oyebanji as the governor of the state with a promise by the then governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi after visiting the site, that the road would receive urgent attention in the interest of the suffering travelers.
However, three months after the incident, the road has remained unattended which is affecting the socio-economic activities of the two communities and as well as giving motorists tough times accessing the towns.
Worried by this development, Oba Alabi in a statement signed by his media adviser, Chief Ajibade Olubunmi, lamented that the continued absence of contractors on the road has made it a death trap with people losing their lives after falling into the deep gulf, especially in the night.
The immediate past chairman of the state council of traditional rulers who spoke during an end-of-the-year dinner organized for indigenes of the community in his palace appealed to the governor to mobilize contractors to the site.
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According to the statement, ” The Alawe of Ilawe Ekiti, HRM Oba Adebanji Ajibade Alabi, has made a strong appeal to Governor Biodun Abayomi Oyebanji of Ekiti State to take an urgent and decisive action in repairing the caved in portion of Ado-Ilawe road that occurred three months ago which has brought agony to the people of the town and all motorists plying the route.
” While commending the state government for embarking on the repairs of a failed drainage in another area of the road, Oba Alabi urged the government to direct the site Contractor to immediately commence work on the big gulf which has become a death trap stressing that he has implicit confidence in Governor Biodun Oyebanji that he would take urgent action on the road.”
On the forthcoming 2023 general election, the frontline monarch urged all politicians in Nigeria to avoid resorting to thuggery even as he advised politicians in his domain to stop unwarranted infighting which the Oba described as” Crab Mentality ” which won’t benefit anyone.
While appraising developments in the outgone year and reeling out projections for the new year 2023 Oba Alabi commended the Ilawe people for their cooperation and urged them to continue the good work in the new year.
Eminent indigenes at the occasion included Chiefs, politicians, youth leaders, opinion leaders, and various leaders of social organizations among others.