Residents seek govt’s intervention on deplorable roads in Ajao Estate
By Felix Kuyinu
Residents of Ajao Estate, Isolo Local Council Development Area (LCDA), have lamented the hardship they encounter while plying the roads in the area due to its poor state, calling on the government to provide necessary repairs to make the roads motorable.
The residents, who said that the potholes in some areas within the community were causing gridlock that lasts several hours, hinted that efforts to seek the intervention of the government in repairing the roads had proved abortive.
Areas in the community such as Asa Afariogun, Stella Solanke, Oluwatoyin Akala were termed ‘dilapidated’ by the residents who have tasked one another in fixing the roads on their own.
The situation was said to have been affecting businesses as goods and wares could not be transported to some affected areas such as Okada Park, Fatai Irawo, Adekunle Akala, Cobham and Oluwatosin Ajayi.
One of the residents in the area, Ibukun Olawale declared that the efforts of the youths should be augmented by the government.
Cyril EjIkeme, a structural Engineer, stated that even though some of the roads have been put to a manageable state, the government should note that the residents still see the roads as unbearable which need its support.
“I feel it is high time we the residents took the issues affecting us to the appropriate authorities,” he said.
Meanwhile, an elderly person in the community, Ruben Babatunde, noted that lots of letters had been written to the Ministry of Works and Infrastructure in respect of the roads, but nothing has been done.
“Initially, Governor Akinwunmi Ambode had promised to fix the bad roads in Lagos State in batches, but Ajao Estate did not benefit from the roads he fixed during the first two years of his administration and the estate was not among those enlisted during the second phase of the road construction project executed by the government.”
He informed that the residents would not be fooled by empty promises during the forthcoming elections.