Fix potholes in Akure metropolis, NUJ tells Akeredolu

The Ondo State Council of the Nigeria Union of Journalists has pleaded with the state government  to come up with plans to fix portholes on major roads within Akure metropolis.

Rising from its monthly Congress in Akure, the union urged Governor Rotimi Akeredolu to direct the ministry works and Infrastructure to urgently embark on major repair of portholes in the state.

According to a statement issued at the end of the meeting and signed by the secretary of the Union, Leke Adegbite, the NUJ commended Governor Akeredolu for fixing deplorable Ogbese section of Akure-Owo Road.

The Congress also expressed concern over terrible condition of Akure-Ado Ekiti Highway for years and  called on the Minister of Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola to mobilise contractors to reconstruct the road which has collapsed totally.

 The Union also appealled to Governors Kayode Fayemi and Oluwarotimi Akeredolu as well as members of the National Assembly from Ondo and Ekiti States to mount pressure on the federal government to fix the road in the interest of the people who suffer on the route daily.

The Congress advised  the state government to devise new strategies to manage the dump  site located on Igbatoro/Imafon road in Akure to prevent looming epidemic in the area.