Residents, motorists seek urgent repair of Ekiti road linking Abuja, Lagos

By John Odunjo

Motorists particularly travellers plying the Odo-Ayedun-Ayebode Ekiti road as well as residents of the area have sent a Save our Soul (SOS) message to the federal and Ekiti State Governments over the completely damaged stretch of road between the two communities.

The stretch, which serves as one of the foremost options for motorists traveling between Lagos and Abuja, has become impassable and dangerous with the road cut off, thus making movement between the two communities virtually impossible.

A community leader in the area, the Ajagunna of Odo-Ayedun, High Chief Abiodun Ogunyemi, said, “Failure of the road has become an annual problem. Recent heavy rain has contributed to the deterioration of the damaged stretch of road.

“As it is now, commuters need to board two different vehicles to undertake the short journey between Odo Ayedun and Ayebode Ekiti while farmers are facing severe challenges to get to their farms.

“Failure to address the situation may lead to serious socio-economic problem in the area as the residents who are predominantly farmers have been forced to almost neglect their farms,” Ogunyemi said.

Also, a road user, Tunde Braided, appealed to relevant authorities to take urgent steps towards rectifying the situation and save travellers the pains and as well residents from possible famine which might occur because of the forced neglect of the farms.

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