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Some residents of Ilorin, the Kwara State capital, have lamented the deplorable state of major roads in the state as Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq celebrates one year in office.

According to an online new medium, Factualtimes, residents who spoke on the issue said potholes have taken over almost all the roads in Ilorin metropolis.
The newspaper also published pictures of all the roads visited across the state in the report.
A motorist, Semiu Yusuf, while expressing displeasure to the medium, said Governor Abdulrazaq administration has done little or nothing in area of road rehabilitation, noting that the road patching by the Governor only lasted for few months. He blamed the state road maintenance agency for failing to carry out quality work on the repairs.
At Fate-Tanke area, Ilorin, a petty trader, Kudirat Afolabi, said the bad road disrupted her business, adding that motorists no longer use the route. She revealed that traders are already moving out of the area due to low patronage. The middle aged woman therefore appealed to the current administration to fix the road without further delay.
While also sharing his experience, the Financial Secretary of Keke Riders in Kilanko zone, Fatah Okanlawon, stated that Kilanko road is now a death trap for Okada riders and other road users.
“In 2019, some people from ministry visited this road to it measure after inauguration of Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq, but we have not seen any positive development. We are always using drugs every night to reduce pain and headache as a result of the bad road”, he noted.
Another road user at Gaa-Akanbi, Sunday Adegbola while speaking on the issue berated the current administration for neglecting the road despite their promise to rehabilitate it during electioneering campaign.
“I am disappointed with performance of OTOGE government despite all their promises during campaign. We are yet to feel their impact on Gaa Akanbi-Agbabiaka road serving over 100 communities.
“We are spending our little income at mechanic workshop every week. We can’t access this road during the rain, it’s terrible.”
Gaa-Akanbi to Agbabiaka, Kilanko road, Fate-Tanke road, Agba-Dam to Admiralty road and some portions of Ajase-Ipo road are some of the worst hit.
Other roads visited CBN Lodge way, Olorunsogo to Biada, Ojomu close Basin, Niger Basin to Zango and Zango-Akeribiata.
Others are Awolowo road, Pipeline, Tanke to Unilorin, Minaret to Mark and Adewole-Mandate among others.

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