Let me again appeal to the Federal Government and the State Government of Osun to come to the aid of residents of Osogbo/Okinni/Ilobu Road axis on the bad condition of their roads, which has not received any attention over the years.
Residents of the area have to go through difficulties in accessing their homes due to the bad condition of the road, and even in some emergency cases have gone beyond control, as travelling through the route has always been a serious thing.
Several appeals have gone to the state and federal governments for interventions, all to no avail, hence the road remain dilapidated.
While the Osun government can be exonerated on the bad condition of the road, because the road belongs to the federal government, the same thing cannot be said of the government at the centre, moreso that we have a representative in Abuja, in person of the Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Honourable Lasun Yusuff who is well positioned to influenced the reconstruction of the road.
The irony of it all is that Honourable Yusuff passes through the road on weekly basis, especially of recent when he started consultations for his ambition to occupy governorship seat in the state next year.
While individuals have done their best to ensure that the road is passable, they do not have the financial wherewithal to ensure its sustainability, hence the need for government interventions.
Much as the state government can be exonerated, being a closer government to the people than the federal, we appeal that something should be done, even if it is just grading of the road.
Residents of the axis will quite appreciate any intervention coming from any quarter.