The Ondo state Caucus of the house representative in the National Assembly has sought the intervention of the Federal ministry of works and housing on the rehabilitation of Federal government roads in the state.
The lawmakers, who met with the honourable Minister for works and housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola and his minister of state on Tuesday called his attention to the deplorable states of many Federal roads linking the state.
Speaking through their caucus leader, Hon. Mayowa Akinfolarin during the meeting, they noted that some bad federal roads in the state have been abandoned for over thirteen years, and have constituted major security threats to hundreds of travelers. He further appealed to the Minister for his personal intervention on the roads.
Also speaking at the event, Honourable Ade Adeogun representing Akoko southeast/southwest federal constituency in the state said the ministry has not initiated the construction of any road in the state, since inception of the President Buhari administration, while adding that the bad roads have become striking points for armed robbers and kidnappers in the state.
In his reaction, Fashola thanked the Honourables for initiating the meeting, saying it gives a platform to discuss challenges and possible solutions between the two arms of government.
He however blamed the situations of the bad roads on paucity of funds, and difficulties in paying contractors.
He urged the lawmakers to assist the ministry to deliver better on its mandate, by reaching consensus on specific roads of top priority, so as to concentrate resources on them and get expected results.
Other honourable members also present at the meeting include Honourable Abiola Makinde, the deputy chairman, house committee on Federal Character, Hon. Omolafe Adedayo, Hon. Oluwatimilehin Adelegbe and Hon. Tajudeen Adefisoye.