The residents of Emmanuel High Street, Ogudu told InsideMainland that the Lagos State Government and Kosofe Local Government have abandoned the partly rehabilitated road after they mobilized to prevent the official commissioning of the road that have been in a deplorable state for more than 20 years.
The street which houses the Emmanuel Nursery and Primary School, Ojota Primary School and the G.R.A Group of Schools is filled with potholes on different parts and is rapidly growing to become a death trap for unsuspecting drivers at night.
Initially, there was a ray of hope for the residents when construction trucks were mobilized to the street and work commenced, only for work to stop after part of the road was fixed. Residents were shocked when worked stop on the site and government officials came to commission the road while it’s still partly done.
The aggrieved residents however protested the actions of the government officials brandishing placards while airing their dissatisfaction on the development.
A resident of the street who identified himself simply as Ayo told InsideMainland that the deplorable condition is a cause for worry for road users as the street is difficult to manoeuvre during the raining season.
Speaking with the Chairman of the Residents Association, Prophet Ezekiel Amosun, he disclosed that the residents had written to the State Government on the horrible state of the road on different occasions. “We had written letters in the past which yielded a response from the Government and the Representative of the Kosofe Constituency, Hon. Bayo Osinowo. The road was partly fixed but we mobilized ourselves to stop them from commissioning the road when it’s not completed.”
The Chairman however added that the Residents Association is yet to write any official letter notifying the Lagos State Government on the state of the road.