10th December, 2010
Residents of Adekoya Street and motorists passing through College Road to Iju inÂ Ifako-Ijaye Local Government Area of Lagos State, have called on the stateÂ government toÂ rehabilitate the road, which, according to them, has been in bad state for almost one year.
They also said that all efforts to draw the attention the local government to theÂ state of the road have been rebuffed as there have been no response from theÂ councilâ€™s authority.
The residents said the situation has also forced them to park their vehicles outsideÂ the street as driving through it posed danger to their vehicles.
Mrs. Stella Adeola, one of the residents said â€œthis is the problem we are facingÂ here, especially during the rainy season. We cannot drive in, while both commercialÂ vehicles and okada have stopped coming here all because the road is bad.
â€œWe are begging our amiable governor, Mr. Babatunde Raji Fashola, to come to ourÂ rescue and assist us in rehabilitating the road.â€
A commuter driver who identified himself as Mr. Jude, said â€œthe bad state of thisÂ road is contributing to the usual traffic build up that always occurs on this route.Â If the road is good, it would have served as alternative route and this would helpÂ in a great deal problem facing motorists around here.â€