Kwara - Mr Babatunde Ige, the Kwara Coordinator, Federal Road Maintenance
Agency, said on Wednesday that approval had been given for the
rehabilitation of Ilorin-Omu-Aran-Egbe highway to ease traffic flow
during the Christmas period.
Ige told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Omu-Aran, Kwara, that the
agency was aware of the deplorable state of the road but the rains had
delayed its rehabilitation.
He said since approval had been obtained, work would commence by next week.
``The good news is that I have just arrived from a meeting in Abuja
where proposal for the rehabilitation of Ilorin-Omu-Aran-Egbe road was
``The rehabilitation was a little bit delayed due to the downpour witnessed in the recent times.
``As I am talking to you, efforts are already in top gear to mobilise and move workers to site probably next week,” he said.
Ige also said the agency was now well positioned to effectively maintain all federal roads across the country.
``With the acquisition of relevant machines tailor-made for round the
clock maintenance, traffic gridlock and crashes on our major highways
would be a thing of the past.''
NAN reports that the road traversing towns such as Ajase-Ipo, Idofian,
Oro, Oke-Onigbin,Omu-Aran and part of Egbe in Kogi, is currently in
a deplorable condition.