To cushion the pains and agony the travellers plying Akure-Owena Road are passing through due to the deplorable condition of the road, the lawmaker representing Idanre/Ifedore Federal Constituency, Hon Festus Olanrewaju Akingbaso has begun temporary fixing of the road.
It could be recalled that for the past four days, thousands of motorists, commuters and traders were left stranded at a bad portion of Akure-Ondo road which has been cut off following heavy rain at Owena axis of the road in Ondo state.
The development led to serious traffic jam as many motorists were forced to turn back while others coming from Akure also turned back and traveled as far as Akure-Ilesa road to find alternative route before getting to Ondo town.
While commuters were still appealing to Ondo State Government and FERMA to come to their rescue, the Vice Chairman House Committee on Aviation, Hon Akingbaso sent his contractor to the failed portion of the road, stone filling it with Hardcore granite for easy passage.
The lawmaker while speaking with the PATH on telephone said he couldn’t turn blind eyes to the plight of his people using the road, despite the fact that the road is a federal road.
His words: ” It is the responsibility of the federal government to repair any deplorable federal roads but for some days now, the pains my people were passing through is much and I can’t but come to their rescue by temporarily fixing the road before federal government move to site”.
He added that the dividend of democracy that every Nigerian could benefit from government is through infrastructure development and other social amenities, promising to come out of his ways to attend to the people’s need whenever his attention is draw to pressing issues.
Fessywest as popularly called appealed to the Federal Government Agency FERMA to urgently provide permanent solution to the failed roads to prevent substantial hazard to people plying the road.
Speaking with Newsmen, the commuters and people of Owena Community commended the prompt response of the federal lawmaker to their plight saying a good representative must be alive to the yearnings of his constituent.