Oyo State Government has re-awarded the Moniya-Iseyin road to a new contractor and palliative works would commence soon to ease the difficulties experienced by motorists along the road.
The Commissioner for Works, Infrastructure and Transportation, Prof. Raphael Afonja disclosed this on Wednesday after an inspection tour of the road. He said the governor was fully aware of the importance of the road to the state which he said could not be underestimated and is working on getting the road fixed within the shortest possible time.
He appealed to motorists plying the road to show some understanding as the government is aware of the difficulties they faced daily, assuring that the government is commited to fixing the road.
His words: “We are aware of the struggles and pains people pass through on this road daily and we’re sorry for this. The governor has the interest of the people at heart and has ordered that palliative measures be carried out speedily pending when the arrangements with the contractor will be finalized.
“We are to roll out palliative measures to ease the pain of the people on this road very soon and this is in the interim till the re-awarded contract is finalized and the contractor moves to site. We are very sorry for the condition of the road and will start work on it without delay, especially to make it less difficult to travel on.”