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Lagos community laments poor roads, seeks government’s intervention

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THE people of Magbon community in Olorunda Local Council Development Area, near Badagry, yesterday took to the streets to protest over poor roads and marginalization of their people. The protest, which was peaceful, witnessed a large turnout of both the young and old.

An elderly man who spoke through an interpreter said their only crime for such abandonment by the Lagos State government is because they are Aworis. According to the man who introduced himself as Alhaji Bashiru Tunde, when Fashola was in government, he led protesters to Alausa and the then Commissioner of Rural Development promised to do something about the road.

Government he said, sent delegates to the community and they wept over the conditions of the road because it was during the raining season.

“What we heard is that their report was thrown under the carpet. We made enquiries but no reason was given. We did not give up. We wrote several letters to the governor but got no response. We sent a high-powered delegation to find out why we have been treated this way. The response we got from an insider was shocking.

“He confided in us that it is because we are Aworis, otherwise, he does not see why the state government has paid deaf ears to our plight. Now, under Ambode’s administration, we have been making spirited efforts to see if they could even come to grade the roads, but our efforts has not yet yielded any positive result,” he stated.


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