The Igede-Aramoko-Efon-Lagos Road in Ekiti State. Photo: Abiodun Nejo
The frustrations being experienced by users of federal roads in Ekiti area of the federation have come to the fore.
Our correspondent reports that on Friday, travellers were stranded along the Igede-Aramoko-Efon Road on account of the bad stretch of the roads.
Ado-Ilawe-Igbara-Oke and Ado-Ikere-Akure roads didn’t fare better, as commuters were also stranded on the roads due to the number of trucks plying it, in addition to the poor state of roads, which worsened commuters’ experience.
Speaking on the issue, chairman, House of Representatives Committee on Federal Road Maintenance Agency, Femi Bamisile, said that the N460bn budgeted for construction and maintenance of federal roads in the 2021 budget and the N30bn allocated to FERMA have not been having positive effects on Nigerian roads.
The National Assembly member spoke at Aramoko Ekiti, Ekiti West Local Government Area of Ekiti State while addressing some angry travelers on Saturda
Our correspondent reports that all roads, both state and federal, in Ekiti State which had become the routes for North and South-bound trucks in recent times, leave commuters spending three to four hours on the dilapidated 30-kilometre distance, in addition to becoming death traps and kidnapping zones.
Bamisile said, “I have moved round Ekiti and what I saw are disturbing. This situation is unfortunate and we have to find solutions to it.