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Residents Urge Governor Abiodun To Fix Lafenwa-Mopol Road Urgently

Residents Urge Governor Abiodun To Fix Lafenwa-Mopol Road Urgently

Residents of Lafenwa-Ayobo road, particularly those around Mopol Junction and Aparadija, as well as residents of Lafenwa-Itele road have sent a Save Our Soul (SOS) message to Governor Dapo Abiodun of Ogun state, appealing that the roads be reconstructed possibly before the end of the ongoing inter-state lockdown as a result of the covid19 pandemic.
The residents, who spoke to Albinuschiedu.com lamented how the bad state of the road had been a source of torment to the road users and residents. They said the dilapidated state of the roads have left them with floods that exposed residents to malaria and other diseases. They said many private vehicle owners living in the areas have long parked or sold their vehicles because of the dilapidated nature of most parts of the road while many commercial vehicle drivers have been forced to charge higher fares as they spend so much of their income on repeated visits to the mechanic workshops while many others have been thrown out of business. This is no doubt a significant constraint to economic development of Ogun state and the state government’s efforts to attract investors to Ogun State.
They expressed fears that with the severity of the rainy season, students and workers who use the roads for journeys both within and out of the state would witness unimaginable suffering when the covid19 lockdown and movement restrictions are over.
“Governor Abiodun should please consider the plight of we residents and show us mercy by fixing this road. We are seriously suffering” said one of the landlords at Mopol Junction, who preferred to be anonymous.
It would be recalled that residents of Itele Awori Area Community Development Committee (CDC) in Ogun State three months ago, petitioned Governor Dapo Abiodun over the deplorable state of roads in the area.
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.
In the petition, the areas that were of serious concern to the community leaders included Omo Cash and MTN, which were already excavated and graded, but which the state public works department kept 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 was always flooded when it rained, 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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