The Oyo State House of Assembly has decried the deplorable condition of 3.5km Wofun-Kute-Jenriyin road in Lagelu Local Government area of Ibadan and other such unmotorable roads across the State and appealed to the State Government for urgent intervention.
The House made the call Tuesday while discussing a motion brought before it by member representing Lagelu State Constituency, Hon Akintunde Olajide.
The motion was titled “Need to eulogize His Excellency, Governor Seyi Makinde for infrastructural development strides under Omituntun 1.0 and make a passionate appeal for the rehabilitation and reconstruction of Wofun-Kute-Jenriyin road in Lagelu Local Government and other deplorable roads in the State”
The House noted that such deplorable roads across Oyo State have crippled socio-economic activities of the people.
Hon Akinjide Olajide in the motion said “The deplorable situation of Wofun-Kute-Jenriyin road in Lagelu LG requires urgent and adequate Government intervention. The condition of this road up to Kute/Jenriyin from Wofun junction which is about 3.5km calls for serious concern and immediate rehabilitation. The economic importance of this road to the residents of the area cannot be underestimated . The road serves not less than 17 communities and it leads to Olorunda-Abaa and to Yawiri, in Akobo.
“The road is presently in a terrible condition and has become almost impassable. All the box curverts have been overflowed with no sign of drainage on both sides of the road. The road is ruined completely to the extent that no one can say specifically the number of lives of Okada riders with their passengers that had been lost on this road ”
Hon Olajide added that the road usually becomes completely impassable during heavy downpour, stressing that it is always a death trap whenever it rains.
The House in its resolution equally appealed to the Governor to empower the Local Government to enable them rehabilitate and reconstruct trunk ‘C’ roads at the grassroots level for delivery of more dividends of democracy to the people.
In their contributions, Hon. Olasunkanmi Owolabi (Ibadan North East 2) and Hon Babajide Gabriel (Ibadan North 2) commended Governor Seyi Makinde for his outstanding road projects during Omituntun 1.0.
They however urged the State Governor through the State Ministry of Public Works and Transport and the Oyo State Road Maintainance Agency, Oystroma to put measures in place for the reconstruction of bad roads across Oyo State.