28th September, 2010
Residents of Adekunle-Deen Street in Apapa/Iganmu Local Council Development Area of LagosÂ State, South West Nigeria, are facing a big problem as moving in and out of the streetÂ has become a difficult task for them, following non completion of the road on the street.
It was learnt that the construction of the road, which began about a year ago, has doneÂ more harm to the residents than good, as both human and vehicular movement is beingÂ hampered.
Some residents that spoke with Lagos Bulletin absolved the council authority of theÂ blame, claiming the road belongs to the state and wondered why it was left uncompleted.
They therefore called on the state government to ensure that the road is completed asÂ soon as possible to ease movement in the area.
According to Bidemi Ogunmuyiwa, a resident, â€œwhen the Ministry of Works started theÂ construction of the drains, we were all happy about the development, thinking it wouldÂ not be long to complete. But to our surprise, immediately the drains were completed, workÂ on the road stopped.
â€œThe situation is becoming unbearable because any time it rains, we can no longer go outÂ because the whole street is always flooded. Even some compounds also get flooded becauseÂ the water can not get into the drains.
â€œWe therefore appeal to Governor Fashola to come to our rescue and complete the projectÂ as it is fast becoming an environmental nuisance.â€
A staff of the local government who craved for anonymity could not say much on why theÂ road was abandoned, but also appealed to the state government to order the Ministry ofÂ Works and Infrastructure to complete it as scheduled so that the pains experienced by theÂ residents could become a thing of the past.