DIRECTOR-General, Oyo State Signage and Advertising Agency (OYSAA), Honourable Temilola Adibi, has called on the Federal Road Maintenance Agency (FERMA) to as a matter of urgency fix some bad portions at Odo/Oke-Oba/Odo-Oba portion of the Oyo-Ogbomoso road.
Adibi, while speaking with the Tribune Online, on Sunday, decried the hardship motorists experience on that route, saying it is important for FERMA to do something drastic to address the problem.
He noted that the Oyo-Ogbommoso road is very crucial to the economy of Oyo State and Nigeria as a whole as vehicles providing essential services to and from the Nothern part of the country ply that route with no alternative.
“Plying that road has become hellish. As a matter of fact, sometimes it is usually a standstill situation because it is now difficult for vehicles to manoeuvre their way, forcing majority of them to opt for the longer routes to their destinations. There is also a bad portion at Ojude-Oolo opposite the police station situated along that route which requires urgent attention.
“You may say that the road is domiciled in Oyo State, but I know for sure if the maintenance had been in the purview of the Oyo State Government, that His Excellency, the governor of the state, Mr Seyi Makinde, would have ordered the state road maintenance agency to repair it.”
Adibi, a former House of Representatives member, who represented Ogbomoso North/Ogbomoso South federal constituency and former Caretaker Chairman, Ogbomoso North Local Government, therefore called on FERMA, to promptly swing into action as far as the repair of the road is concerned, positing that the repair would no doubt bring relief to all road users and also make the economic activities along that route viable.
He also advised that FERMA should transverse the road to check other areas which need attention and fix.
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