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Onikanga-Agbabiaka Road A Deathtrap, Motorists Recounts Their Experience (Photos)


Motorists plying Onikanga-Agbabiaka road and some residents along Upper Gaa-akanbi area have expressed concern over the deplorable state of the road.

The road users said in separate interviews with KwaraReporters in Ilorin on Monday, that the condition of the road had caused lot of damages and accidents as a result of vehicle damaging potholes along the road.

According to them, on daily basis congestion are recorded on the road, especially between the Onikanga/Dangote-Danialu/Agbabiaka where productive hours were being lost due to the poor condition of the road.

Speaking to KwaraReporters at Dangote Bus-Stop along the road, Mr Seun Jubril, a Commercial tricyclist, said that all the features that qualified the road as road had been washed away.


Jubril, who decried the neglect of the road by the State governments, said that no day would pass without two or three cars or Keke will not be faulty on the section between Gaa-akanbi roundabout to Agbabiaka.

He said: “I am a daily user of this road, I carry passengers from Gaa-akanbi roundabout to Agbabiaka, running few trips every day. The condition of this road, particularly Dangote/Onikanga axis of the road is very bad and dangerous."

"Apart from the traffic we experience here daily, the damages the road do to our Keke most times is unbearable which has reduced the number of trips we run daily. 

“We are begging Gov. Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq to do something about this road as fast as he can, even if it is filling of this vehicle damaging portholes for now.’’ he said.


Another commercial driver, Mr Isiaka Abdulsalam, said that the road needs total repair, saying that the government should give prompt attention to the road.

He noted that the problem of the road started with small potholes which did not receive any attention until it got to the present deplorable state.

Mr Kabiru Salako, a private car owner, residing around Oke-Ogun/Agbabiaka said that the road had failed completely and required urgent attention.

"Weekly you must have one or two things to fix in your cars everyday. Few days ago, my exhaust pipe pulled out because of this road. We just need the authorities to come to our rescue.


KwaraReporters also interview one of the residents of this area, Miss Omoshalewa Adeboye who also complain bitterly on the difficulties residents who are without car face on daily basis most especially in the night.

“People are dreading to come to this area at night and after raining because of its deplorable state but we that are residents here have no choice than to face it each day,” she said.

Mr Ayoola Lawal, a farmer who supply eggs to his customers from his farm at Agbabiaka, also lamented that huge losses were recoded daily because of the deplorable state of the road.

Ayoola said: “This road is terrible. Apart from spending several hours, it spoils cars because of the deep potholes everywhere.




“If you carry 200 crates of eggs, be sure that no fewer than 20 to 30 crates will either crack or break before getting to the town. We want the government to help us,” he said.

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