The immediate past Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, has called on the Federal Government to fix the road linking Akure in Ondo State with Ado Ekiti in Ekiti State, saying “the road is now in such a deplorable state that motorists now avoid it”.
Fayose said 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 spokesperson, Lere Olayinka, the former governor spoke at the Akure Airport on Sunday.
Fayose 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.
He called the Minister of Works, Babatunde Fashola, to use his good offices to ensure that the road gets the required attention, noting: “In the last one year, the road has become so bad that only people who are unmindful of its deplorable state it use.
“Info 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.”