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Govt. reacts to InsideMainland’s story on Soluyi-Gbagada canal

Following InsideMainland’s exclusive report on the dilapidated state of roads in Soluyi community, Gbagada and the need to construct a canal connecting Powerline and Yetunde Brown end of the area, the government has reacted to the report.

You would recall that InsideMainland earlier reported the appeal by residents of Soluyi Community, Gbadaga, who called on Governor Akinwunmi Ambode to come to their aid following the heavy flooding in the area caused by an abandoned canal and the horrific state of link roads in the community.

Commenting on the story, the Sole Administrator of Kosofe Local Government, Princess Adejumoke Animawun said the issue has been reported to the State Government for adequate attention.

“The Local Government engineers have visited the place and gave adequate report on their findings. From my end, I have written a letter to the State Government to act on it,” she said.

Speaking further, Hon. Animawun said, “I am also aware that they want the canal to be constructed. We have written about it and the state of the roads at Powerline axis to the State Government so it would be attended to. Fixing the canal and the roads is beyond us at this LG level, so that is why the people should be rest assured that the matter is at the State level and a decision would be taken on it.”

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You would recall that InsideMainland reported the flood faced by residents at the Powerline end of Soluyi in Gbagada. During that period, the residents constructed a wooden bridge to aid easy access between Powerline and Yetunde Brown streets in Soluyi community. The bridge when used is shaky and can break into parts should it face much pressure as a result of continuous usage my residents.

When InsideMainland visited the community, the Powerline, Faderera Lane, Aderemi Akeju, and Catholic Mission Streets in the Soluyi community are in bad shape. The streets are flooded during the raining season owing to lack of proper drainage channels and also as a result of water spillage from the canal.



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