Residents of Akure, the Ondo State capital have appealed to Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu to alleviate the suffering they undergo on a daily basis because of bad roads byfixing them.
The residents urged the state government to as a matter of urgency, complete the ongoing construction of Oda Road in the state capital.
They lamented over the poor condition of the road, which has become difficult for the movement of vehicles.
The residents of Oda Road are confronted with the challenge of plying a poor road daily.
Mostly affected by this poor condition of the road are residents of Pelebe, Ilekun, Weliweli, Ijigba, and Aye among others.
Apart from Oda road, Ondo road, Odi-Olowo/ Isikan, Danjuma, Odole, Oke-Ijebu, Odopetu, and Oke-Aro roads are totally in a state of disrepair
The roads are dotted by deep potholes, which is making vehicular movements very difficult.
A resident of the area Victor Foloki begged the state government to urgently fix the road.
According to him, many cars always break down on the road due to the portholes that have taken over every portion of the road.
“I don’t even know if we have a commissioner of works in this state again. He is not alive to his responsibilities. He abandoned the Oda road project and has now shifted his attention to the Onyearugbulem/Shagari Flyover.
“It is sad that we have found ourselves in this situation. The road is damaging our cars every day. In a week, you must visit a mechanic workshop twice to fix your car.
“We don’t know our offences in Oda that made the government abandon us. I can’t imagine how we will be able to cope when schools resume.”
Another resident, Amos Idowu, described the situation as extremely bad, wondering why the government was insensitive to the plight of the Oda community.
“How long will it take the government to complete the road construction? Now the road is a total mess and we say we have a commissioner manning the Ministry of Works.
“All they do in that ministry is to tar roads in areas where politicians, friends and families live, leaving people like us to suffer.
“The commissioner should tell us what we have done that he has abandoned us. We are begging him to please focus on Oda and lessen our suffering.
“We are part of the state and attention should be given to Oda. For now, if they know that they can’t complete the road, they should fill the potholes and make it motorable.
“Apart from visiting the mechanic every week, we also wash our cars daily. The commissioner should do the needful and stop pretending that all is well in Oda,” he said.