21st February, 2011
Residents of Imeke community in Olorunda Local Council Development Area of Lagos have called on the state government to complete the two abandoned mini waterworksÂ in the area.
Work on the water project which is about 80% completed, according to the ex-chairman of the LCDA and a community leader of the town, Prince Abraham Olatunji Ogabi, began over three years ago but no attempt has been made to complete it.
Ogabi thanked the state governor, Babatunde Raji Fashola, for his efforts to solve the problem of water supply in the community and appealed to him to order the state contractor back toÂ complete the project.
Playing the proverbial Oliver Twist, council boss also pleaded with the state government to rehabilitate Aragun, Imeke, Mosafejo, Ilado Ajido, Oko Afo and Illogbo roads, already in very bad state before the rains set in.
He said most of the major roads in the area have been badly affected by erosion, making access to some parts of the community difficult.
â€œWe want the state officials of ministry of works and infrastructure led by Engr. Ganiyu Johnson to visit the areas for an on-the-spot assessment of the state of the roads,â€ he said.
He, however, appealed to the state government to come to their aid by rehabilitating the roads with proper drainage system.