- The Ekiti state governor Ayodele Fayose has commenced the grading of rural roads in the state
- The project which was kicked off by the chairman of Moba council Adeniyi Adebayo
- The construction is aimed at facilitating easy movement of crops to the within the council and markets, the state government has said
The Ekiti state governor Ayodele Fayose has commenced the grading of rural roads in the state.
The project which was kicked off by the chairman of Moba council is aimed at facilitating easy movement of crops to the within the council and markets, the state government said.
Speaking during a inspection tour, the chairman of the council Adeniyi Adebayo said the grading of the roads will serve as a relief to residents while travelling between communities.
Noting that the deplorable state of the roads have stalled food production and farming activities in the council, Adebayo added that the grading will also enhance and improve socio-economic activities as well as generate more revenue for the council.
“Even though we have been facing the problem of lack of funds, we are going to try our best to see that most of our rural roads that are in deplorable states are graded at the peak of this dry season, so that farmers can transport their crops to the markets," Adebayo said.
He added that the council was making arrangements to open up some other rural roads and construct box culverts across some streams.
This he said had always hindered locals from reaching to their neighbouring villages, especially during rainy season.
Among roads graded are: the Osun, Osan, Gbiyanlumi, Ikosun, Irare and Erinmope roads, which have been in a deplorable state for a long time.
In his reaction, the Onirare of Irare Ekiti, Oba Julius Adebowale Olukayode commended the council chairman and the state governor for their performances.