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NIGERIA: Residents Appeal to Fashola over Collapse of Idimu-Ejigbo Road

 Residents of  Idimu in Alimosho Local Government Area have appealed to the Lagos State Governor, Mr Babatunde Fashola  to come to their rescue over the collapse of the Idimu-Ejigbo road.

The worst hit  are residents of Silva Estate  who apart from the collapse of the  major Idimu road  have had most of the streets in the estate devastated by flood menace.

A visit to the area showed that  following the collapse of the  Idimu–Ejigbo road, commercial buses, including  few  motorcyclists  using  the road  have  all deserted it because of the bad state of the road.

The road  is full of  gullies created by increasing flood menace, a situation that has forced residents  not to use their vehicles.

The residents noted that while there is ongoing road rehabilitation that started from Ejigbo Bus Stop, the   project  is not for the whole Idimu–Ejigbo road as the contractor stopped at Dorcas Bus-stop , claiming that he was given a kilometre of road to  rehabilitate.

A  landlord in the area,   Mr Yakubu  Adedeji ,  told THISDAY that the presence of the  governor is needed  to see things for himself, adding that  all those who love his administration  are worried  about the  state of the road.
Adedeji said that  the residents of the area may not benefit from the  new road that is linking  Airport road from the  NNPC road that is nearing completion.

He called on the governor to extend the  Idimu-Ejigbo road rehabilitation to cover all the road from Ejigbo Bus Stop to Idimu bus stop for the interest of the residents.

“We love Fashola for his achievements in road rehabilitation as one can find in  many parts of Lagos,  including our near-by Igando road and  Idimu-Ikotun road, but our area (Idimu-Ejigbo road) is in bad shape now. We appeal to him because  we are suffering. Look at Silva Estate, the streets are being devastated by flood,” he said.
He called on the governor and the local government chairman  of Idimu Local Government area to find immediate solution by at least filling the deep gullies on the road  so that the road can be motorable.

He also appealed to the local government chairman to  come to the aid of  the residents of Silva Estate by dredging the carnal in the area to be able to save them from the menace of flood.

“We understand that  the canal is blocked somewhere in Ikotun near one powerful Church in Ikotun. The government  should investigate this and do something to save the residents from flood”, he said.

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