Union urges FG to repair deplorable Kwara highway




The Ilorin Emirate Youth Development Association (IEYDA) has urged the federal government to consider an immediate repair of the deplorable portions of Budo-Egba/Otte in Asa local government area of Kwara.

The national president of the IEYDA, Alhaji Babatunde Salaudeen made the call Tuesday when he led other members of the association to barricade the damaged portions of the road.

Salaudeen said the appeal would ensure the safety of the citizens plying the road.

He said the road needed the urgent attention of both the federal and state governments to prevent occurrence of accidents.

He urged the Federal Ministry of Works and Transport and the Federal Road Maintenance Agency (FERMA) to urgently come to the aid of motorists and passenger to fix the bad portions.

Speaking, national publicity secretary, IEYDA, Alhaji Muhammed Jagunma, said the road in question linked South-west and North-central of the country, hence its economic importance.

Jagunma said the association visited the area with a view to finding a temporary solution, but observed that the issue was beyond its efforts.

In their separate remarks, the chairman of the Budo-Egba community, Mallam Abdulganiyu Idiaro and the chairman Otte Descendants Union, Mallam Ishola Saka commended the stride of the state and the federal government in road infrastructure.

(NAN)                                       

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