Bad Road: Residents Resort To Self Help


After waiting endlessly for the government at the state and local levels, residents of  Ogundele community in Orile-Agege Local Council Development Area of Lagos State, South  West Nigeria, took it upon themselves to fill all the potholes on the road in the area.

The road, which serves as alternative to Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway any time there is  heavy traffic on the major road, it was gathered, has been in bad state for a long time  without any effort to rehabilitate it.

One of the volunteers who spoke to Lagos Bulletin on condition of anonymity, said the  residents could no longer wait till the road is completely out of use, the reason they  put it upon themselves to fill the bad portions and make it a little bit accessible for  vehicles pending the time government would attend to it.

Mr. Ademowo Samuel, a resident of the area, said the road is state government road and  appealed to Governor Babatunde Raji Fashola to direct the Ministry Of Works and  Infrastructure to see to it urgently.

—Olatunji Obasa

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