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Mixed reactions trail rehabilitation of Powerline Road, Ejigbo


Mixed reactions trail rehabilitation of Powerline Road, Ejigbo

By Felix Kuyinu

Diverse reactions have ensued over the road rehabilitation at Poweline, Ejigbo as some beneficiaries praised the Executive Chairman, Ejigbo LCDA, Hon. Monsuru Bello for the job while some other affected residents expressed disgruntlement as their shops were destroyed.

The aggrieved people noted that though it was a welcome act to put their area in good and healthy condition; their means of livelihood has been affected since their source of income had been terminated.

Afeez Akande, who had his Premier lotto shop demolished, lamented that his means of livelihood has been cut short.

Others stated that there wasn’t any notification before the clearing of their shops but they all stated that they have nothing to say to fully counter the exercise as it was a process which would benefit the community.

However, some other respondents mainly motorists and tricyclists in the area who spoke to Echonews, commended the LCDA boss for the job well done.

They said the rehabilitation would provide positive changes not only in the area but within the community as a whole.

They noted that the Poweline road is an important road in the area as it links to major areas in Ejigbo and other nearby areas and the initiative of the Council Chairman to make corrections to it is a welcome development.

The rehabilitation of the road, also referred to as Kayode Tijani Street began with the demolition of shanties and illegal erection of kiosks and shops on the drainages which has been reported to be the major cause of the eyesore in the area.