June 17, 2009

Kogi LG laments bad roads

By Isiaka Oyibo

LOKOJA — Following the worsening condition of the inter-link roads within the area council of Yagba West Local Council of Kogi State, the people of the area have sent a Save-Our-Soul (SOS) to the state Governor, Alhaji Ibrahim Idris, urging him to fulfill his electioneering campaign promise to reconstruct the roads.

President of the Akata-Ere Descendant Union (AEDU), Olutimi Samuel while addressing newsmen, yesterday, in Lokoja, noted with concern that it’s been two years that the governor made the promise to the affected communities that the interior roads linking the Yagba West Council headquarters, Odo-Ere and interior townships of Okere and Ogbe would be given priority attention, if re-elected.

The union expressed disappointment that Governor Idris actually made the promise to the communities during his electioneering campaign to the area in 2007, but since his re-election, he is yet to match word with action mid-way to his four-year tenure. The group called for a rethink.

“It is two full years that His Excellency made a promise to us that the Akata-Odo-Ere-Okere-Ogbe road would be accorded priority attention, if we voted for him and he was elected as the governor of Kogi State for a second term. The promise, for the sake of emphasis and to serve as a reminder to the authorities in Lokoja, was made at the residence of the former Minister of Industry, Chief Kola Jamodu, at Odo-Ere” he  said.