Motorists and traders at the Sango end of Idiroko Road in Ogun State have decried the deplorable state of the road and urged the Federal Government and the Federal Road Maintenance Agency to, as a matter of urgency, fix it.
The motorists and traders also called on the Ogun State government and the council authorities in the area to patch the road, pending the time the Federal Government will properly fix the road .
They lamented the endless traffic chaos in the area due to the bad section of the road, contending that motorists might soon abandon the route.
A driver, Muraina, told Community News that “almost on a daily basis, we have vehicles breaking down at this section of the road and it causes traffic jam.
“It actually started as a small pothole, but now, it has widened and it is causing serious flooding whenever it rains. Government should repair the road as soon as possible.
“We are really suffering. We waste our time in traffic and this is affecting our buisnesses. This is a Federal Government Road. They have not worked on this road since former President Obasanjo left office.”
Another driver, named Festus, said “it is painful that the state and local governments are waiting for the Federal Government to fix this small portion of the road. It ought not to be so.”
Also speaking, a trader, Oluwafunmilayo, appealed to government at all levels in the area to consider the plight of residents by reconstructing the road before flood becomes a major problem.
“The rainy season is here. This means the bad portion of the road will keep expanding.
“The state government and the local government chairman should not wait for the Federal Government before effecting repairs,” she added.