Fayose Explains Why He Is Fixing Federal Roads


Ekiti State Governor, Mr. Ayodele Fayose has said the state government is repairing some federal roads in the state because it cannot shirk its responsibilities to the people if the federal authorities are not responding to same.
He spoke in Aramoko-Ekiti,Ekiti West Local Government Area of th‎e state on during the flag off of the rehabilitation of the Efon-Aramoko-Igede-Ado Road.
In a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Idowu Adelusi, the governor noted that though the road is a federal one, the state government would not fold its arms and watch the people experience serious discomfort as a result of the deplorable condition of the road.
“Though this is a federal road, we are going to fix it‎ because we won’t join those who are not giving people value for their votes to further punish our people. We run a responsible and responsive government and people should tell those at the federal level to stop giving excuses and to stop complaining.
‎”We are calling on federal authorities to be alive to their responsibilities and stop complaining and give us value for our votes, as we will change this change that has brought inconvenience to our people‎. Despite the paucity of funds, we won’t be deterred and discouraged. We will ensure that the road is made motorable before Christmas period and I urge the people to cooperate with the contractors,”he said.
Governor Fayose also promised that before leaving office, he would ensure that asphalt is laid on the Aramoko stretch of the road.
In his remarks, the Alara of Aramoko-Ekiti, Oba Olu Adeyemi,said he had written a series of petitions t‎o the Federal Government complaining about the condition of the road.
“I am deeply touched by the decision of the governor to start the rehabilitation of this road. The bad portions are menace to us here. That the governor has the view of rehabilitating a federal road, bearing in mind the problems associated with getting reimbursed for it, is very commendable. ‎The governor has left an‎ indelible mark in our hearts,”he said.


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