A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress(APC) ,Senator Ayo Arise has expressed concern over the deplorable condition of the Federal roads in Ekiti State
Arise,who represented Ekiti North Senatorial Distirct between 2011- 2014 lamented that Ekiti had been technically cutoff from the rest of the country due to the menace of poor .road networks
Speaking at the sideline of final burial rites for late Prophetess Victoria POPOOLA ,mother of former Governorship aspirant of APC ,Otunba Demola Popoola ,the former legislator called on the federal government to as matter of urgency rise to the occasion fix the roads .
Adding ” all the roads are becoming impassable and it is a deeply regretted situation.which should never have happened to us in the state .Having said that ,I think the Federal government has failed in its responsibility in terms of providing good road networks. It is still part of what we need to visit and discuss with government seriously
While extolling the virtues of the deceased,Arise described late Madam Popoola as a devout Christian who served God till the point of death.
He said the deceased was blessed with wonderful and industrious children
“Prophetess was blessed with many wonderful and industrious children. I have noticed that in the calibre of people who graced the occasion and how the burial ceremonies were put together. ” Senator Arise remarked.
Speaking further on poor road network, APC chieftain regretted that the new generation of leaders had failed to either maintain or fix most of the roads in the Ekiti State,which he said were constructed in the 1950s, during the era of the late sage Chief Obafemi Awolowo.
Arise also alleged that all efforts by the present administration of Dr Kayode Fayemi to fix the roads were frustrated by the Federal Government.
” I know that part of what we are saying about restructuring is still coming to light .How can somebody who stays in Abuja know what is happening between Ado-Ekiti and Ilawe-Ekiti,or Ado- Ekiti and Akure? .And the roads ,which are Federal Government roads have all gone beyond repairs. Most of these roads were constructed during late Chief Obafemi Awolowo’s era in the 1950s .It is terrible that we have not seen significant impact of the new generation of leaders in this country .
“What we are stil seeing ,the roads we are plying today are vestiges of the first republic .It very bad and I think the Federal government should do something very quickly .