The Federal Road Safety Corps, Ekiti Sector Command has announced the temporary closure of Iwaraja-Ado Road to allow for its rehabilitation.

The Ekiti Sector Commander, CC Olusola Joseph, announced this in a statement issued in Ado-Ekiti on Tuesday.

The statement, endorsed by the Sector Public Education Officer, Taiwo Ojo, quoted Joseph as saying there will be total blockage for heavy duty trucks at Iwaraja Junction, while smaller vehicles will be allowed to pass through Iwaraja/Efon/Ilesha/Efon route.

The Sector Commander said the temporary closure, which will last for two weeks, would allow for rehabilitation of the stretch between Igede-Ekiti and Efon-Alaaye.

He said the blockage would commence from September 20.

Joseph said: “Vehicles coming from Ado-Ekiti to Ibadan or Lagos should divert at Igede-Ekiti and follow Igede-Igbara Odo-Igbara Oke-Akure, while those coming to Ado should take Efon-Okemesi-Ijero-Ido-Ado-Ekiti.

“Vehicles coming through Ifaki-Ekiti should divert at Ifaki-Ekiti junction and follow Ifaki-Ido-Ijero-Ikoro-Okemesi-Efon Alaaye.

“This is only for smaller vehicles as reported by the contractor handling the rehabilitation of the road.”

The FRSC advised the general public of the risk associated with Efon-Ikogosi route, saying it was hilly with slopes, bends and encroachment of thick vegetation into the road, making it dangerous and prone to road traffic crashes.

It explained that the possible and safe route for now is Efon-Okemesi, Ifaki-Ijero-Okemesi-Iwaraja/Ilesha.

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the Ekiti State House of Assembly at its plenary on September 15, 2022 decried the deplorable state of all linking roads to Ekiti, calling for government’s attention.