From Jimoh Ahmed
The pronouncement of Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN, that the state government has designed and included the Akungba road dualisation project, including the dreaded Okerigbo Hill in the 2022 budget has attracted commendations from Akoko community leaders and indigenes.
Akungba Akoko has for some period witnessed numerous road accidents which had claimed many lives especially on the Okerigbo section of the road.
Many students of Adekunle Ajasin University as well as traders lost their lives while lot of properties were destroyed on the road.
A Supare Akoko community leader and member of Akoko Security and Development Forum, Retired General Joshua Olorunfemi, who lauded the state government on the planned dualisation of Okerigbo Hill as it was done to Okealabojuto in Ikare said this will reduce accidents in Akungba as was the case in Ikare Akoko.
Olorunfemi posited that the project if embarked upon by the state government, will go a long way to enhance socio economic growth of Akokoland.
The Seriki Musulumi of Akungbaland, Chief Saliu Awesu, described the governor’s pronouncements as gifts of the new year to the entire Akungba Akoko community that had lost their love ones and properties to motor accidents.
A legal practitioner from Okeagbe Akoko, Bayo Awe, reminded the governor to make the project one of his legacies that Akoko indigenes will be referring to after his tenure.