Federal roads repair: Ondo State Govt. asks for refund

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Ondo State Governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu (SAN), has appealed to the Federal Government to refund all outstanding funds used by the state on federal roads.

He made the appeal during a courtesy visit by the Zonal Commanding Officer, Zone RS11HQ of the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC), Osogbo, Assistant Corps Marshal Austin Aipoh to the Governor's office in Akure.

He said although a synergy existed between the state and the Federal Government on roads, it was not yielding a refund of funds spent on roads.

"We have spent about N10 billion on federal roads and have written letters for our refunds, but nothing is coming.

"There are a number of things we want to do as a state, but the point is that, if we will do that, let them pay for the roads we have done before, then we use the money for other roads or capital projects.

Earlier, Zonal Commanding Officer, Zone RS11HQ of the FRSC, Oshogbo, Assistant Corps Marshal Austin Aipoh, commended the Governor for fulfilling his electioneering promises to the people of the state.

He said since his area of jurisdiction involves Ondo, Osun and Oyo States, he had come to inform the Governor of his retirement, having served the Corps for 30 years and also used the visit to invite the Governor to grace his pull-out ceremony which would be attended by Governors of the two other states.

ACM Aipoh said in the course of his assignments in the state, he observed that most major roads being plied in the state are bushy and hampers the visibility of motorists, especially the Akure to Ore road and appealed that the bush be cleared to prevent road traffic crashes.

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