The Kwara State governor, Alh Abdulfatah Ahmed has urged the federal government to hasten the completion of Ilorin-Ogbomosho-Oyo-Ibadan road as well as Jebba-Ilorin road.
This, he said became necessary to ease the movement of people and goods from the northern parts of the country to the south.
Ahmed equally called for more support from the federal government in the area of infrastructural development.
He made the call when he received the Minister of Works, Power and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola at Government House, Ilorin, the state capital.
According to him, the call became expedient as a result of sustained pressure on the state government for the repair of federal, state and local government roads across the state.
Ahmed added that the intervention of the federal government on federal roads would ensure cost savings for the state government in addressing other projects left untouched.
“The issue of road, the issue of energy are very germane to our growth and development. We’ve come thus far with very poor levels of maintenance, that is why as a country we are faced with a huge challenge in infrastructure.