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Bishop decries deplorable condition of roads in Nigeria



The Catholic Bishop of Ekiti Diocese, Felix Ajakaiye, on Sunday lamented the deplorable state of federal and state roads in Ekiti and the attendant accidents occasioned by inflow of heavy responsibility vehicles and automobiles passing by way of the state, saying pressing steps wanted be taken by the state authorities.

Ajakaye mentioned, “A lot of injury had been performed already on the roads. There are quite a lot of accidents too due to the inflow of those automobiles, lots of the drivers don’t know the terrains. I recommend that we put boundaries on our state roads to keep away from additional monumental injury.”

The cleric, who spoke in Ado Ekiti through the thanksgiving mass held in commemoration of the three years of the administration of Ekiti State Governor, Kayode Fayemi, charged Nigerian leaders notably political leaders to try to do issues positively completely different for the nation to maneuver ahead.

Ajakaye, who bemoaned the insecurity, which he mentioned had was a monster, mentioned “I’m satisfied that we are able to defeat the horrible monster if most of our leaders put aside egocentric and nepotistic attitudes and be honest and face the issue frontally. Inside saboteurs needs to be fished out and correctly prosecuted.

“They’re the actual enemies of the nation. If you don’t cope with the inner enemies, you can not cope with the exterior enemies. Our fellow brothers and sisters on the warfront have to be paid their dues as and when due. They have to be nicely outfitted and brought care of if we need to obtain concrete outcomes”.


The cleric, who expressed worries that no person had been prosecuted weeks after the President Muhammadu Buhari accused some unnamed excessive profile Nigerians of sponsoring IPOB chief, Nnamdi Kanu and Yoruba nation agitator, Sunday Adeyemo (Igboho), queried, “Since then, why shouldn’t they be prosecuted?

“Why is it solely Kanu and Adeyemo, what of herdsmen, bandits, kidnappers and Boko Haram? Until we start to do issues proper, issues won’t be proper with us,” he mentioned.

Fayemi mentioned he was a product of grace, saying “no matter now we have is unmerited as a result of there are a thousand others who can do higher”.

The governor, who assured Ekiti folks that he would do his half and depart the governorship place along with his head excessive, paid tributes to his predecessors in workplace, Niyi Adebayo and Ayodele Fayose, who he mentioned did their finest.

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