The governments of Ondo and Ekiti States have been given approval by the Federal Government to reconstruct and toll the Akure-Ikere Ekiti Road.
This was disclosed via the Twitter account of the Ekiti state government on Friday. “The Governments of Ekiti and Ondo States have secured Federal Government’s approval to reconstruct and toll Akure-Ikere road,” the tweet reads.
Although the approval was secured by the governments of Ekiti and Ondo states, it might have been a direct response to Fayemi’s request last month asking for Abuja’s approval to fix the road. Read more: https://thepodiummedia.com/2019/10/16/allow-me-to-fix-ado-ekiti-akure-roads-fayemi-begs-buhari/
The Akure-Ikere Road is one of the federal roads in a state of disrepair following years of neglect and shoddy repair works. Mr Babatunde Raji Fashola, Minister of Works, had disclosed last month that the Federal Government would soon re-introduce toll gates on federal roads. Read more here: https://thepodiummedia.com/2019/10/02/toll-gates-to-return-to-federal-highways/
Following this ministerial pronouncement, a deluge of requests had come in from states. A request by the governments of Lagos and Ogun to fix and toll three federal roads was rejected last month. Read: https://thepodiummedia.com/2019/10/18/presidency-rejects-plan-by-lagos-ogun-to-toll-three-federal-roads/
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