Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, has pleaded with residents and motorists plying the Orita Obele Road over its bad and deplorable condition.
Speaking on a radio program on Sunshine 96.5 FM, Akure, the state capital, Akeredolu accepted the blame for the bad state of the roads.
According to the governor, contractors had abandoned the Orita Obele road, which also leads to the government-owned media station, for many months.
The governor added that his administration should be held responsible by residents of the area for abandoning the roads for more than a year.
“I even thought the road had been completed but I know the rain was part of the problem for the delay and this is not fair at all,” Akeredolu said.
“It is always a difficult task constructing roads during the rainy season but the mistake the contractors made was to start it slowly before it was abandoned and when the rain started.
“Yes, I take the blame for the delay in the construction of the roads and for not coming here to check on them if they were actually on their duty. I take the responsibility for it once again.
“And I want to plead with the people to forgive us. We are going to call on the Ministry of Works to order their people and contact those In charge to start the work and begin to do them slowing for the benefit of the people.”