Travelling within or through Ondo State on the Federal Government roads has continued to become a difficult task for the motorists and travellers following the level of deplorable condition of many of the roads.
As a matter of fact, travelling on the affected roads, which ordinarily should not be more than one hour within the state is, now taking at least two or three hours for the travellers to reach their various destinations. This has been a great challenge for the stakeholders, especially the road users. As it is now , there seems to be no clear difference between the rural area roads and some major roads in the Sunshine State, particularly during the rainy season.
Some of the affected include the Akure-Owo expressway, Owo-Benin Expressway, Ikare – Ikaram Akoko- Ajowa Road, Oka Akoko – Epinmi Road , Ipele-Ido Ani – Isua Akoko Road, Akure- Ado Ekiti Road among others. Ondo State is a gateway state to the eastern and the northern parts of the country, hence the heaviness of traffic on the roads. It is believed that the importance of these roads to Nigerians should instigate prompt actions of the Federal Government and also to signify that the government is sensitive to the plight of the concerned motorists.