Ikotun communities task govt on roads, drainages

LAGOS — Residents of Ijeododo, Ijegamo, Okerube, Fagbile and Abaranje in Igando/Ikotun Local Council Development Area, Lagos, have appealed to Governor Babatunde Fashola to construct roads and drainage to reduce their hardship.

They their communities were not habitable due to the absence of drainage channels.

They said that they were usually cut off by flood anytime it rain, adding that the roads were inaccessible during downpour.

An Ijegamo resident, Chief Abiodun Ajayi, said that fares go up by over 200 per cent when it rain.

Another resident, Mrs Janet Mathias, said that most parent were afraid of the possibility that their ward might drown.

“Last year, a child drowned and the body was discovered the next day,” Mathias said.

A landlord in Ijeododo, Mr Vitalis Ukewuihe, said that he once abandoned his house because of the state of the roads during heavy downpours.

“The place is very sandy and many cars breakdown in the flooded roads,” Ukewuihe said.

He said that the road condition in the communities had forced many people to patronise commercial motorcycles, popularly called ‘Okada.’

“These Okada guys now charge so much from us because they know many of us will always engage their service,” he said.

A resident of Fagbile community, Miss Juliet Igwe, a school principal, said: “our roads here have never been tarred; some were only graded early last year.

“But during the rainy season, they are usually flooded, messy and also extremely dusty during the dry season,” Igwe said.

One year after the church collapse that claimed 23 lives at Adamgbe, survivors and victims lament neglect and unfulfilled promises by govt.

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