Fayose decries poor state of Ado-Akure road
From Victor Akinkuolie, Ado-Ekiti
A former governor of Ekiti State, Mr Ayodele Fayose, has decried the poor state of Ado/Akure road and described the road as a death trap.
The immediate past governor, however, called on the federal government to fix the road, saying “the road is now in such a deplorable state that motorists now avoid it.”
Fayose who spoke in Ado-Ekiti on Tuesday, described the road as too important to the economy and people of Ondo and Ekiti States to be neglected completely by the federal government.
The former governor, explained that the road has become a source of severe hardship for Nigerians, especially the residents of Ekiti State, who are the major users of the road.
He called on the Minister of Works, Mr. Babatunde Fashola to use his good office to ensure that the road gets the required attention of the government, noting that, “In the last one year, the road has become so bad that only people who are unmindful of its deplorable state use it.”
Fayose said, “Information has it that innocent people who unknowingly ply the road are daily 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.”