By; BAYO AKAMO, Ibadan
Worried by the condition of roads in Oyo North axis of Oyo State, the Senator representing Oyo North Senatorial District, Senator Abdulfatai Buhari has called on the Federal Government to focus its attention on the area in terms of road construction.
The Senator in a letter to the Minister of Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Raji Fashola specifically advocated immediate reconstruction of the Iseyin-Oyo, and Igbeti- Ilorin roads in the Oyo North Senatorial District .
Senator Buhari pointed out that as present, the two roads are in terrible conditions while, “the two bridges on the road linking the entire Oke Ogun axis had broken down, thus affecting the free movement of goods and people.”
“We appeal to you on these roads which house 10LGS in my Senatorial District, they are the only two roads that link the entire Oke Ogun area of Oyo state, Oyo /Iseyin serves as the west axis, while Igbeti –Ilorin serves as the North Axis”. he said.
The Senator gave manes of the 10 LGS as, “Iseyin Itesiwaju, Kajola, Iwajowa, Orelope, Saki West, Saki East, Olorunsogo Irepo, andAtisbo
In a chat with journalists on the letter to the Minister of Works and Housing, Senator Buhari said as the Senator representing Oyo North Senatorial District , he will leave no stone unturned in ensuring that the road are fixed as soon as possible and that the Ogbomoso- Oyo road, which he said will be completed very soon. New Nigerian recalled that the Iseyin – Oyo road is one of the worst roads in the region, with a journey of 45 minutes now taking more than 5hours due to the deplorable condition of the road and the alternative route which links Iseyin to Moniya is also in bad shape.
On the road linking Igbeti to Ilorin, the major bridge on the route has collapsed making it difficult for motorists to move freely.