The Ondo State government has commenced the rehabilitation of the deplorable Akure-Ogbese-Owo road.
Before the state government’s intervention, motorists and commuters passengern and groaned over the bad state of the road in Ayede- Ogbese town amidst heavy traffic jam
The gridlock was caused by some collapsed portions of the Federal road. the only major road which connects the Southwest to the northern part of the country,
A particular section of the Federal rroadhed been completely cut off, leaving deep potholes on the road, while also giving road users a nightmare.
Many vehicles had trapped in the failed portions, which had also made motorists and travellers to spend several hours and even slept on the road.
Worried by the ugly development, Ondo State Governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu.SAN, immediately directed the state Ministry of Lands and Infrastructure to commence immediate and major repair on the failed portions of the road to ease the sufferings of the people
The Commissioner for Lands and Infrastructure, Engr.. Raimi Aminu, who led a team of engineers and other staff to Ayede-Ogbese in Akure North Local Government, explained that the federal government road had become impassable before the state government intervened to fix the it.
According to him, the road had already collapsed just as all the hydraulic structures had also failed.
Engr Raimi said the ministry started work on the road two days ago and had since carried out major repairs with the fixing of big gulls, destilting of blocked bridge and drainages as well as other engineering works currently going on.
Meanwhile Motorists and other road users plying the Ogbese-Owo road have now heaved a sigh of relief following the quick intervention of Ondo state government and are ful of praises to Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu.
Positive fm had last week reported the terrible condition of the road, calling on relevant governement agencies to come to the aid of several motorists who were stucked in a gridlock which lasted several hours on the road on a Monday morning.
The situation according to some of the motorists prevented then from getting to their places of work on time.