Photo source: Punch
According to a piece of article sighted by Floky on Punch, the deplorable condition of many of the Ondo Federal roads is now a cause for alarm. It has continued to become a difficult task, for motorists and travelers to travel within or through Ondo State on the Federal Government roads.
Now taking at least two or three hours for the travelers to reach their various destinations, traveling on the affected roads which ordinarily should not be more than one hour within the state is hectic. Stakeholders, especially the road users say this is one of their greatest challenges for the now. During the rainy season, there seems to be no clear difference between the rural area roads and some major roads in the Sunshine State.
Photo source: Punch
Owo-Benin Expressway, Ikare – Ikaram Akoko- Ajowa Road, are some of the affected areas. Other affected areas also include the Akure-Owo expressway, Ipele-Ido Ani – Isua Akoko Road, Akure- Ado Ekiti Road, and Oka Akoko – Epinmi. There are believes by the people of Ondo the since the state is the gateway to the eastern and the northern parts of the country, the importance of these roads to Nigerians should instigate prompt actions of the Federal Government. This will also show that the government is sensitive to the plight of the concerned motorists.
Photo Source: Punch
Furthermore, the criminal activities of bandits are on the rise due to the bad condition of the roads. Kidnappers now are reportedly on a spree kidnapping helpless. Criminal herdsmen operate on the roads almost daily carrying out heinous activities. When vehicles moved at a very low speed, In the last few months bandits attack vehicles at the bad portions of the roads.
Sighting an instance was an incident where a bus, conveying 12 passengers was attacked by the bandits on a bad portion of the Ido-Ani – Ifira Akoko Road on September 7, 2021. According to Punch three of the travelers were abducted while the other nine ran into a bush for safety.
Content created and supplied by: Floky (via Opera News )