17 February 2013

Nigeria: Sango-Ota Residents Appeal to Gov. Amosun to Repair Road

Residents of Sango-Ota have appealed to Gov. Ibikunle Amosun of Ogun to repair Sango/Plaza road and construct a drainage system for it.

The residents, who made the plea on Sunday while speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Sango-Ota, said that the road's reconstruction would facilitate the socio-economic development of the people.

Mr Sunday Uwadia, a civil servant, said that the Sango/Plaza road was a major link road to other communities like Ijoko, Agoro and Agbado-Oja.

He said that the strategic importance of the road to several communities had made the project expedient, adding that that it was always difficult for people to pass through the area during the rainy season.

Another resident, Mrs Ajibike Lawan, a trader, said that if the government could not repair the bad sections of the road, it could, at least, expand its drainage channel so as to control the incidence of flood during the rainy season.

She, however, said that it would be a futile effort to fill the various potholes on the road with gravel without having a good drainage system in place, adding that the filled potholes could be washed away during rainfall.

Lawan said that the deplorable state of the road had affected a lot of business activities in the neighbourhood in the past five years.

"We do not enjoy good patronage during the rainy season because the whole place is usually flooded," she said.

Mr Oladele Samson, an automobile technician, urged the state government to repair the bad road so as to alleviate the suffering of the people.

He said that the poor state of the road had forced many car owners to incur extra maintenance costs on their cars.

Samson said that commuters indirectly bore the burden of the high cost of vehicles' maintenance because they were forced to pay higher fares during the rainy season.

Besides, Mr Ademola Bamidele urged the state government to extend its community development programmes to Sango-Ota and the entire Ado-Odo Local Government Area.

He said that the residents were eager to get the dividends of democracy through infrastructural development projects. (NAN)

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