22nd September, 2010
Residents of Ifelodun Local Council Development Area of Lagos State, South West Nigeria,Â have called on the council to see to the problem of roads in the area.
They said the terrible state of the roads has greatly affected their socio-economicÂ activities apart from human and vehicular movement.
Mr. Taiwo Ademolu, a commercial motorcyclist told Lagos Bulletin that the deplorableÂ roads in the area could not as bad as it is now if the leadership of the council has paidÂ adequate attention to them before now.
He stated further that despite the bad state of roads, council officials still collectÂ different levies and rates form motorcyclists and other petty traders.
â€œWe donâ€™t have good roads in this area, the major road, Old Ojo and Mosafejo roads are inÂ terrible state, still, council officials issue tickets to commercial motorcyclists andÂ petty traders, the effect of which we have not felt.
â€œWe wish officials the state government to visit this area for an on-the-spot assessment,Â because things cannot continue like this.â€
Bayo Aladelola, another resident of the area, also sought the state governmentâ€™sÂ intervention on the condition of roads in the area.
Aladelola lamented the damage done to vehicles as a result of bad roads, which he saidÂ could be avoided if the local government has done what is expected of it.
â€œLook at the drainage channels along the roads, how do you expect to have good roads whenÂ the drains are not cleared?
â€œThese must be clear before any rehabilitation work could be done on the roads, withoutÂ that, we shall continue to have bad roads in this area,â€ Aladelola added.
Some of the roads that the residents want the council authority to rehabilitate includeÂ Mosafejo, Turner Eradiri, Aduke, Turner, Animashaun, Adeleye and Aro, among others.