Abandoned Oyo-Ogbomoso road now death trap, Speaker tells Buhari


The Oyo State House of Assembly Speaker, Joshua Ojo, on Sunday appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari to expedite action on the completion of the Oyo-Ogbomoso dual carriage highway.

Mr Ojo, representing Oriire state constituency in the Assembly said this in Lagos on the sideline of the just-concluded 2018 Conference of Speakers of the State Legislatures of Nigeria.

The conference held its 2018 Second Quarter Conference from Friday to Sunday in Ikeja, Lagos.

 “The old road has become a death trap; so many lives have been lost unnecessarily, due to the poor condition of the road..

 “Not long ago, some school principals lost their lives on the same old road while going for a conference in Oyo. It is very pathetic. The carnage on this old road weekly is alarming.

 “We plead with President Muhammadu Buhari to look at the agonies and pains so many Nigerians are passing through on that corridor and come to our aid.

 “We want the Federal Government to expedite action and make sure the road is completed without delay. We urge President Buhari to declare a state of emergency on this highway.

 “We want construction work on this road resuscitated and expedited to end all carnage the old road had caused so many homes and families.”

According to him, the pains suffered by the people occasioned the peaceful protest residents staged a few days ago on the road, where people were calling for the completion of the dual carriage highway.

The speaker, who commended members of the National Assembly from the state for doing their best, urged them not to relent in the quest for the completion of the critical highway.

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