22nd September, 2010
Commuters on the Lekki/Ajah route have called on the governor of Lagos State, Mr.Â Babatunde Raji Fashola and the chairman of Eti-Osa East Local Government DevelopmentÂ Area, Hon. Owolabi Yisa to urgently construct more public toilets to cater for commutersÂ and motorists working or doing business in the area.
They added that the only toilet at the bus stop is not enough because of the influx ofÂ people into Ajah axis in recent times. Some of the motorists and commuters who spoke withÂ P.M.NEWS on the urgent need for more public toilets on the Lekki-Ajah highway saidÂ anybody could be pressed while on the road, especially because of the usual trafficÂ gridlock on the Lekki-Ajah axis as a result of the ongoing reconstruction of the highway.Â They appealed to Lagos State to build public toilets at major bus stops along the highwayÂ to prevent people from defecating just anywhere along the road as currently being done.
According to a provision seller at Ajah bus stop, Mrs. Yetunde Omotosho, â€œtoilets are oneÂ of the most important things. One could leave home without problems and midway into theÂ journey, the body could change and one may need to use the toilet, and in a situationÂ where there is none, what next?
â€œWhat does it take to provide public toilets at major bus stops? How many bus stops areÂ there apart from Maroko, Jakande roundabout, Chevron, Ikota bus stop and Ajah bus stop?
â€œGovernor Fashola should look into the provision of public toilets on the Lekki axis andÂ Ajah bus stop to save people from using unauthorised places.