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Itele Awori Residents Petition Governor Abiodun Over Roads Neglect

Itele Awori Residents Petition Governor Abiodun Over Roads Neglect

Residents of Itele Awori Area Community Development Committee (CDC) in Ogun State have petitioned Governor Dapo Abiodun over the deplorable state of roads in the area.
Sunday Ani of The Sun reports that in a letter jointly signed by the Vice Chairman, Ado-Odo Ota Zonal CDC, Prince Onaolapo Olatunji; Chairman, Itele Awori ACDC, Ayoade Ajisefini; Chairman, Egbejoda Itele Awori ACDC, Mosedeq Adeleke and Chairman, Binukonu Itele Awori LCDC, Muftau Fatunbi, the residents lamented that out of the three roads linking Ota to Lagos which the state government promised to reconstruct, two had been rehabilitated while the one in the community, Koro Otun to Ilo bridge, Itele had been abandoned.
They said between December 2019 and March 2020, the community had embarked on rehabilitation of such roads in the community as Mopol Junction to Itele, Lafenwa to Mopol Junction as well as the culvert that links Mopol Junction to Ayetoro which had cost the community so much money.
“The community was unhappy when the news broke that the Ogun State Government is doing jumping grading from Ota to Itele, and on close investigation by the community leaders, it was found to be true.
The areas that are of serious concern to the community leaders include Omo Cash and MTN, which were already excavated and graded, but which the state public works department keeps grading and regrading just to allegedly claim huge sums of money, even when the roads had already been excavated and graded,” the community said in the petition.
The residents who lamented that the entire area is always flooded when it rains, stressed that only a total rehabilitation/reconstruction of the road would assuage their disillusionment. They said the development would also improve economic activities in the area, thereby empowering them to be able to fend for their families.
They regretted that several letters written in the press, seeking government’s assistance on the roads, never received any attention from the government.
They therefore, appealed to the Governor to use his good offices to ensure justice was done to the road in the area this time around.
They equally expressed absolute confidence that the Governor would listen and look into their plight by ordering for quick and prompt rehabilitation of the roads, especially now that the rains are around the corner.

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