FERMA Blames Poor State Of Road On Funds’ Paucity

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The South-West Zonal Coordinator of Federal Road Maintenance Agency (FERMA), Mrs Mary Adeniran, has blamed the deplorable condition of Ibadan-Oyo-Ogbomoso highway on the twin factors of inadequate funds and the current rainy season.
The FERMA Zonal Coordinator said the failed sections of the road were, however, being rehabilitated either through contract or direct labour.
“Now the Ibadan-Oyo section which is about 44.5km is dualised and we observed that we have some very bad portions on the road.
“Recently, FERMA has been busy on that road trying at every instance to intervene either by way of contract or direct labour.
In recent times, we made some interventions at some particular spots.
“Although the effort of maintenance is a continuous thing because of the deplorable state of the road and the fact that sometimes the provision we have may not be adequate to meet up with the rate of deterioration, we still have some portions that constantly give road users headache.
“But I can assure you that as an agency we have taken note of all the locations that have failed and we have a comprehensive proposal for the entire road, particularly between Ibadan and Oyo and we are just waiting for the procurement under 2018 appropriation to be concluded,” she told newsmen yesterday in Ibadan.