A socio-political organisation, Yagba Action Group (YAG) has made a passionate appeal to the federal government to reconstruct the collapsed Kabba-Egbe-Ilorin federal road, which has become a haven for bandits.
YAG, a pressure group based in Kogi State, noted that the federal road, which was constructed about 50 years ago, had received attention 33 years after, when it was rehabilitated through the initiative of the defunct Petroleum Trust Fund (PTF).
The group commended the minister of works, Dave Umahi, for the inclusion of a section of the road in the current palliative repairs of federal roads across the country.
YAG extended its commendation to the senator representing Kogi West, Sunday Karimi and the member of House of Representatives for Yagba federal constituency, Leke Abejide for their roles culminating in the inclusion of Kabba-Egbe-Ilorin Road in the 2024 budget, while urging proactive action towards finding lasting solutions to the bad road through improved funding.
In a statement signed by its general coordinator, Engr Toba Adebayo Belushi, YAG also made a solemn appeal to Mangal Industries Limited, owners of the newly established Mangal cement factory in Ilu Hagba, Kogi State, to, as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) join in the efforts to fix the road.
While it admonished Senator Karimi and Hon Abejide not to relent in the joint efforts at lobbying the federal government and Mangal Industries Limited for immediate action, YAG enthused that the repair works in Yagba axis between Mopamuro and Yagba West local councils, which commenced in the last quarter of 2023, came as a huge relief to motorists and residents of the area, while also serving as an elixir for the socioeconomic woes of Yagba people occasioned by the deplorable condition of the road.