Oyo State Government has warned against tyre burning by community vigilantes now keeping vigil to repel the attacks of hoodlums during this partial lockdown imposed by the government to check the spread of Coronavirus pandemic.
The state government appealed to the people of the state to desist from act of burning tires on the road.
The Chairman, Oyo State Road Maintenance Agency (OYSROMA), Hon. Kamil Akinlabi Mudashiru in a statement in Ibadan, the agency noted the fact that it was a trying period for the entire world, but thanked the people of the state for their support and cooperation with Governor Seyi Makinde, in fighting the novel virus.
“However, we note with concerns, the act of burning tires on our roads which will destroy the asphaltic layer of the road, hence weakening the road and shortening its capacity to last.
“This is constituting additional problems on our roads, as the roads that we’re recently rehabilitated or reconstructed are spoilt by this act,” he said.
Akinlabi who said the state government was aware of the hardship faced and sacrifices made by the people, particularly on the security challenges in some areas, which necessitated the burning of tires on the roads, added that the act of burning tires on the road would only create additional problems for such roads.
Mudashiru therefore called on the people of the state to desist from the act of burning tires while enjoining them to stay safe and continue to be law abiding most especially at this challenging period of Covid-19.
“Our people should please stop the act of burning tires on the roads as this weakens the asphaltic layer of the road thereby creating room for water to penetrate and subsequently create pot-holes”.
He added that roads and other government facilities should be protected for the benefit of all and sundry.
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