Residents of Okene Local Government Area of Kogi State have begged the Federal Government and Federal Road Maintenance Agency (FERMA) to fix the ugly condition of Okene-Auchi road to ease the plight of commuters plying the road.
The non-attention of FERMA to the worsening condition of the trunk ‘A’ Road that passes through Okene-Auchi to the eastern parts of the country has since the last one month created a nightmare for travellers.
While speaking on the bad nature of the road, the Chairman of Okene Local Government, AbdulRazaq Muhammed explained that the local government has since a month ago written officially to FERMA over the condition of the road.
He said that due to the deplorable condition of Okene Checkpoint- Ohiana portion of the road, commuters, especially trailers, trucks and other articulated vehicles spend nights on the road before passing through the bad portion of the road.
“Most worrisome is that in the last two days, the gridlock created has extended to Okene township thereby blocking the major road that passes true the town,” he stated.
The council chairman, therefore, begged FERMA to urgently do something to alleviate the the hardship being faced by commuters and other users of the road.