…urges Governor Oyebanji to take action…

A cross section of motorists in Ado Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital wants Governor Biodun Oyebanji to take pragmatic steps to stop the act of trading and illegal parking of vehicles on the major roads in the city.

Those who spoke with our reporter in a separate interview lamented that such attitude had continued to affect free flow of traffic and made the state capital look unkept.

According to them, the major areas of concern are Post Office, Oja Bisi, Old Garage, Okeyimi, Ijigbo, Mugbagba to mention but a few.

Some of the respondents including a taxi driver, Sunday Ajisafe and his colleague, Seun Ogunfowokan explained that hawking of goods on major road was suicidal as vehicle could run over them mistakenly.

Also a corps member, Joshua Adeola wondered how commercial drivers have turned the road sides to motor park where they now convey passengers, thus obstructing free flow of vehicles.

The respondents appealed to the Governor to strengthen the Ekiti State Traffic Management Agency and if possible appoint an experienced and rugged personality who can coordinate the officers properly to do the job.

One of the respondents said “I miss Mr. Olufemi Olarewaju known as Ijakoko, I remember during his days as the General Manager of EKSTMA, you dare not park on the road indiscriminately

“During his time the road sides are always decongested while traders and motorists maintained decorum”

“But if you visit Bisi market today you will have to struggle to drive convininiently, I urge our Governor to take action and address this matter

A visit by Roundoffnews to the affected areas confirmed that the traders have taken over the roads and left just narrow part for vehicles to struggle through.

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