The residents of Uso Community in Owo Local Government Area of Ondo State have appealed to the state government to repair or reconstruct the Uso/Ise Ekiti Road to improve the economy of the area.
The road was said to have been abandoned for the past 44 years.
Speaking on behalf of members of the community on Monday, a community leader, Mr Akintola Adeoye, explained that if the road was constructed, it would ease the movement of farm produce to the markets and improve the economic life of the people of the community.
According to him, the residents of the agrarian community had been experiencing difficulty regarding their vehicular movements .
He said, “We need the help of both the state and local governments to reconstruct the road linking the community to other neighboring town. The road has been washed away by erosion.
“Our roads have also become impassable as vehicle owners in our community now park their cars at the entrance of the community exposing them to thieves and vandals. This is why we are begging the government to do something on the matter.
“We are appealing to the state government to come to the aid of our community to make life bearable for the residents. The condition of our roads is too bad and we need the intervention of the government,”
The community leader added that if the road was well reconstructed, it would benefit the farmers and commuters traveling to Abuja and other northern parts of the country.
“The road is the shortest route for travellers going to the northern part of Nigeria from Akure instead of passing through Akoko land. The road will open up the economic interaction between Ondo state and Ekiti state from this axis.”
“The link road is the shortest route for travellers going to the Northern part of Nigeria from Akure instead of passing through Akoko land. The road will open up the economic interaction between Ondo state and Ekiti state from this axis.
“That is why we are calling on the Federal Government to extend it’s rural road transformation policy to include this Uso/Ise Ekiti road to usher development to the community because importance of good road network to the development of any community cannot be underestimated, ” he stressed.