Amidst groaning and harrowing experience of residents over the deplorable state of roads in Ibadan, motorists have again called on Governor Seyi Makinde to declare state of emergency on roads in the capital city of Oyo State.
People are lamenting and expressing anger against the state government across the 11 local government areas in Ibadan.
During a phone-in programme on a popular radio station monitored in Ibadan over the weekend, callers across the metropolis mentioned close to 50 roads that have become almost impassable, with potholes dotting everywhere.
Some of these roads mentioned by residents of the city include but not limited to Anfani road, off ring-road; Eleyele junction and Eleyele-Ologuneru road, Adetokun junction; Aromalaran to Oke ‘badan; Oremeji-Agugu, Oke Padre to Ode-Aje-Aremo-Adekile.
Others mentioned were the Olodo bridge; ongoing Olorunsogo-Akanran road, that was said to have recorded slow pace of works; Abayomi to Rose Wale, Iwo road; Aromolaran to Iyana-Church.
Also, mentioned were Mokola roundabout-Sango road, precisely Uncle Joe bus stop area; Sango-Eleyele road; amongst many others.
The anchor and the callers were unanimous in their decision that the state government should declare a state of emergency on all Ibadan roads to save lives and property of the people and ensure a leap in the economy of the city.
Some other callers blamed the Works Commissioner, Professor Kehinde Shangodoyin, for not doing enough supervision to ensure that the ongoing road projects were completed in line with contractual agreement signed with the state government.