Community appeals to Ambode to fix deplorable road
Yearnings by Lagos communities for government’s assistance to fix the deteriorating condition of the roads in their localities have been on the increase of late.
The reason for the clamour has been traced to the inability of the communities to raise the huge amount needed to rehabilitate the roads through imposition of levies on the residents.
The latest in the list of communities calling on the State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, to come to their aid in repairing the bad roads in their areas are the people living in Pipe Line road in Idimu, Orisunbare and Shasha areas of Alimosho local government area of Lagos Metropolis.
The Pipeline Road is the major road that links Idimu and Orisunbare in Shasha.
The residents are of the belief that government had abandoned them because the condition of the major road in their locality is so bad.
A woman who identified herself as Mrs. Adetoke Janet, a trader in the Pipe Line Market in the area appealed to the government to come to their rescue and help repair the road.
She said the road is always in worst condition whenever it rains.
According to her, the deteriorating situation of the road has repelled people from coming to the market to patronize them and thus seriously reduce their sales and income.
“Most times customers complain that there is no place for them to park their vehicles and those who do not have cars often say they can’t stay in the mud to buy things,” she said.
Commercial motorcycle riders popularly known as Okada in the area said people hardly patronise them because of the high fares they charge.
According to them, the bad condition of the road compels us to charge high. “If the road was good we will charge less and people will be happy to take a ride to their different destinations,” Yahu Mohammed, one of the riders, said.