The Chairman, Igando-Ikotun Community Development Committee (CDC), Elder Ademola Osibeluwo, has called on the Lagos State Government to immediately commence rehabilitation of some roads in the council as promised in a recent press statement.
Osibeluwo made the appeal in a telephone chat with Our Community on Friday, May 10.
Our Community Alimosho can report that the state government promised to embark on an “immediate rehabilitation” of 87 major roads across the state in a press statement on April 19.
Special Adviser, Lagos State Public Works Corporation and Drainage, Engr. Temidayo Erinle was quoted as saying that State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode had directed that the Corporation should commence immediate rehabilitation of critical roads across the State.
He said that potholes on the roads would be fixed to enable free flow of traffic.
He said the roads mapped out for repair were presently in terrible state, and that the situation was impeding free flow of traffic in those areas with its attendant consequences.
“We have received quite a number of complaints from residents and motorists on the state of the roads and how it was directly affecting travel time which in turn has negative effects on the ease of doing business in the State.
“The Governor has therefore directed the Public Works Corporation to move immediately and commence repair on those roads to ameliorate the traffic that residents have been going through as a result of the State of the roads,” Erinle said.
Some of the roads listed included Ikotun-Egbe and Ijegun roads in Igando-Ikotun Local Council Development Area.
Osibeluwo lamented that nearly a month after the statement, the listed roads in Igando-Ikotun have yet to be repaired.
Asked if the repairs had been done, Osibeluwo said, “They have not started.”
He added, “You are passing Ijegun road, we have not seen anything of sort.
“Maybe they’ve started it a day before yesterday but for the past one week I have not seen anything there.”
When our correspondent moved from Toluwani bus-stop to Papa Major bus-stop, a distance of 350 metres, on Friday, May 10, no repair work was noticed on the road.
“Do you pass Ijegun road? Have you seen anything (repairs) happening?” he queried.
“So we don’t need to cover them. We should always say the truth…
“They might say they want to do it and they may not do it. So, it is better to report that they have not done it.”
Osibeluwo appealed to the state government to fulfil all the promises made to the people.
He further called on the state government to intervene on the rehabilitation of Isuti Road, describing the state of the road as “deplorable”.
“They should come to our aid in Alimosho,” the Igando-Ikotun CDC chairman said.
“The roads in Alimosho like I said the other time (previous interview) are not in good condition and we want the government to come to our aid.
“Like Isuti Road is so deplorable that vehicles cannot pass now.
“We want the government to intervene on Isuti Road, Ijegun Road, Pako-Isheri Oshun Road, and other areas in Igando-Ikotun.”