Thursday 31 August 2023

Road construction: Ekiti govt cautions motorists against flouting traffic rules


Ekiti State Commissioner for Information, Rt. Hon. Taiwo Olatunbosun, has advised motorists and commuters plying roads where construction works are ongoing to exercise patience and obey traffic diversions so as not to create undue hindrances to the construction work.

He said motorists and commuters must also exercise caution to avert avoidable accidents, which may lead to possible injury and needless loss of lives.

Olatunbosun, who gave the advice in Ado Ekiti, assured that the government would ensure the delivery of good quality and timely projects, adding that concerted efforts have been put in place to guarantee the delivery of the projects on schedule.

 He recalled that Governor Oyebanji recently signed two bills that would ensure proper maintenance and rehabilitation of deplorable roads in the State into laws, stressing that the Ekiti State Rural Access Roads Authority Bill (2023) and the Ekiti State Roads Funds bill (2023) were enacted because of their potentials to have positive impacts on people in the State, “especially on farmers who would have access to good roads to transport farm produce.”

The Commissioner added that another 12 rural roads would also be rehabilitated under the Rural Access and Agricultural Marketing Project (RAAMP) as part of interventions to make community roads accessible.

He highlighted roads undergoing rehabilitation in the State to include Oye- Iye –Ikun -Otun- Diary Farm Road, Ado-Iworoko-Road, Ikole township Road, Itapa- Ijelu- Omu Road, Moferere-Agric Olope-Odo Ado, Ilawe-Erijiyan road and the Hospital Management road in Ado-Ekiti.

Olatunbosun said that while the Igbara Odo – Ikogosi Road, Iloro-Ijurin-Temidire- Ayegunle road and the failed Culvert on Igede -Ilawe road as well as the Igbara Odo – Ikogosi Road are undergoing reconstruction, the State Government is undertaking fresh construction of the Omisanjana –Sije- Deeper Life- Ajebandele road, the GRA 3rd Extension road and the Okeoro-Ilokun-Ipoti road.

He warned that indiscriminate dumping of refuse in gutters and waterways, as well as the construction of unauthorized speed-breakers could lead to flooding and rapid destruction of the roads.

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