Some residents of Ado-Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital, have called on Governor Ayo Fayose to rehabilitate many roads in the state capital.
They said the roads are becoming impassable as a result of potholes.
The affected roads, according to them, serve as alternative routes following the ongoing flyover project on Fajuyi-Okesa area.
They added that the condition of the roads has led to an increment in fares charged by taxi drivers, tricycle operators and commercial motorcyclists.
Since the flyover project began about four months ago, motorists, motorcyclists and commuters make use of other roads to get to their destinations.
The residents complained that they spent longer time than it used to be as a result of the potholes.
Those going to Adebayo and other areas along Iworoko Road from Old Garage and Okesa now pass through Dallimore Street. Those going to Secretariat Road, New Iyin Road up to Basiri go through Ilawe Road and GRA.
But some residents, who spoke with The Nation yesterday, called on the government to rehabilitate the link roads, which have been abandoned since the beginning of work on the flyover.
Some of the affected roads include Oke Ila (in front of St. Andrews Anglican Church), Ajibade Lane (near St. Patrick’s Catholic Cathedral), Okutagbokutalori area of Okeyinmi and Mary Hills Road.
Others are Kajola, very close to Oluyemi Kayode Stadium, Ajowa Market Road, Moferere-Agric Olope Road, Odo-Ado in front of St. Paul’s Anglican Church and Rosebud-Ori Apata Road.
A resident, Dupe Esan, said: “These roads are in bad condition and we don’t know the reason why the government abandoned them. As they are doing the flyover, all these alternative routes also require urgent attention and we want them to repair them.”
Tobi Afolayan said: “Since the Okesa-Fajuyi has been blocked, there is much pressure on these inner roads and many of them are in deplorable condition. Government must block all these loopholes because the effect is being felt on our vehicles.
“The roads also require the attention government is paying to the flyover, because if they go worse, we may not have any place to pass again. Help us tell our governor to fill these potholes because the rains are here.”