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.