Motorists plying the Benin-Auchi Highway have appealed to the Federal Government to urgently repair the Ehor-Ekpoma section of the road.
The motorists said the plea became necessary due to the deplorable state of the section of the highway.
The motorists disclosed that they had been undergoing untold hardship from the bad portion of the road. They noted that driving within the section had become terrible, following the start of the rainy season.
A motorist, Omo Isaac said: “This has been our predicament since the rainy season started. We waste so much time trying to navigate the route to get to our destinations. As I speak with you, the Ekpoma section of the highway is impassable.”
Meanwhile, the South-South Controller of the Federal Ministry of Works, Mr. Charles Okonmah, said government was aware of the poor state of the road, adding that a contractor had been contacted to carry out repairs on the road, but that the contractor was not able to move to site because of the delay in passage of the budget.