29th September, 2010
Due to the difficulty encountered while trying to cross the ever-busy Lagos/AbeokutaÂ Expressway, residents of the area have called on Lagos State government to provideÂ footbridges along the road to save them from being killed or maimed while trying to crossÂ the road.
The residents, in a chat with Lagos Bulletin, said that there is no day that one or twoÂ people are not knocked down by high speeding vehicles, whose drivers, according to them,Â seem not to have any consideration for pedestrians crossing the road.
They also decried governmentâ€™s insensitivity towards the plight of the people by notÂ providing footbridges in the area.
They therefore called on the Governor Babatunde Fashola-led administration to criticallyÂ look into the matter and provide footbridges along the road to save the people fromÂ untimely death.
Mr. James Ajala, a resident of Ijaiye said crossing to either side of the road any timeÂ of the day has been a difficult task as people get knocked down most of the time, whileÂ another resident of Meiran, Mrs. Adejoke Adegun, pleaded with government to provideÂ footbridges in the area â€œif only for the sake of our children.â€
According to her, if the elderly ones can take care of themselves, school children cannotÂ and that is why it is very important and urgent for the state government to do somethingÂ about the matter.
During a visit to the area, people were seen struggling to beat the high-speedingÂ vehicles when dashing across to the expressway.