Ajao Estate Residents Decry Lack Of Amenities


Residents of Ajao Estate in Oshodi-Isolo Local Council Development Area of Lagos State and Chapter 7 Community Development Association (CDA), have decried the infrastructure decadence in the area and lamented that the problems facing them became worse during the tenure of the present leadership of the local council as it did not do anything about their plight, while efforts to parley with the council boss, Mrs. Modupe Oseghale-Fafowora in the issue were to no avail as, according to them, she has never been available.

The estate, with seven streets including Alhaji Bashiru, Lanre Egbegbunne, Ajalli, Jide Rowland, Akwa Etiti, John Umunna, Idahosa and Isanlu, told P.M.NEWS that the little development in the estate was through communal effort and therefore appealed to both the state and local governments to come to their rescue so that they could have a feel of the dividends of democracy.

Lamenting on the problems facing them in the estate, Deacon Godwin Enuoyebo, one of the residents, said “we have spent huge amount of money on roads after waiting in vain for government to mend them. The residents came together when we saw that the council was not ready to render any assistance.

“The community had made efforts times without number to meet the council boss on the problems facing us but she is just not available.”

On the issue of electricity supply, Enuoyebo said “we are on two days on and one day off, but we hardly enjoy the facility when we are on, while most times, we stay for more than ten days without light.

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“Several letters have been written to both state and local governments as well as the Ministry of Rural Development, while efforts made by our representative at the state and the federal Houses, have not yielded any result as all we get in return were promises and till today, we are yet to be answered.”

Alhaji Afolabi Odunsi, another resident, blamed the past and present leadership of the local government for the problem facing the residents of the estate and appealed to the state government to come to their rescue.

When Lagos Bulletin went visited, it was observed that roads and drainage channels in the estate are in deplorable state. It was also observed that the whole place is served by only one transformer for electricity supply.

However, when Lagos Bulletin called at the local council secretariat, the chairperson was said to be out of office.

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