Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State on Friday, has urged the Federal Government to dualise the Isua-Akoko/ Okene road because of its economic importance to the state.
Akeredolu said the road, being the link between the South West and the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja would serve a great interest if dualised.
The governor spoke at the Exco Chamber of the governor’s office in Akure, the state capital while playing host to the Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola.
Governor Akeredolu who lauded the Federal Government for investing so much on infrastructure than any other administration pleaded with the government to complete all ongoing projects in the state.
He particularly said dualizing the Isua-Akoko /Okene Road would boost the economy of the state and also help to ease transportation challenges in the area.
He said: “the Federal Government is doing a lot but there are so many things to be done. The Federal Government has spent quite a lot on infrastructure far more than any other administration, building infrastructure.
“The Ipele /Ifira / Isua to Okene Road is very important. I wish it could be made a dual carriage way because it is important to the economic viability of Ondo State. It is also good for commuters, coming from Abuja to Ondo State.”
The minister appreciated the state government for giving the Federal Government lands for the housing unit schemes which is ongoing in the state.
He said: ”The Federal Government is concerned about connecting roads between states. The main concern of the government is on highways.
“We have concluded plans to commence work on Akure /Ado Ekiti High-way, so as to connect you to Ado Ekiti in your neighbouring state.”