13th December, 2010
Residents of Isolo Local Council Development Area of Lagos State have appealed toÂ the state government to charge the council authority to swing into action and repairÂ some roads and drains in the area.
They accused the council of non performance, especially in the area of roads andÂ drains construction and rehabilitation and provision of basic social amenities,Â among others.
Speaking with Lagos Bulletin, Bayo Okunola, a youth leader on Mukandasi/AdeniranÂ streets, Ago, Okota, said â€œI have been living in this community for over 20 yearsÂ and cannot remember when the local government came to fix our roads.
â€œEven when the present leadership assumed office, we have been there for more thanÂ 10 times and they keep telling us that they are coming and we are still awaiting forÂ them.
â€œFor now, we cannot drive in while taxi and motorcycle operators have refused comingÂ here just because we have bad roads.
â€œWe are appealing to Governor Babatunde Fashola to come to our rescue and make usÂ benefit from the dividends of democracy.â€
Another resident, Elder Daniel Adejoke, who also spoke on the development during,Â the last weekâ€™s commissioning of some projects initiated and executed by Hon.Â Jayeola Ajatta, who represents the area in the House of Representatives, accusedÂ those in authority of not giving enough back to the society.
According to him, â€œwe have many problemsÂ facing us ranging from bad roads to poorÂ electricity supply, among others.
â€œSeveral letters have been written but we are still awaiting their response.â€
Investigation by Lagos Bulletin revealed that streets like Mukandasi, Adeniran,Â Monsuru Bisiriyu, Olarinde, Emman, Aliyu Bisiriyu, Dele Orisabiyi, Bayo Oluwole andÂ Balogun, among others, are in bad state and the residents are begging the councilÂ chairman, Mrs. Modupe Oseghale and Governor Babatunde Fashola to come to theirÂ rescue by rehabilitating them.