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Bariga Residents seek completion of abandoned road project

Residents of Arobadade area of Bariga Local Council Development Area (LCDA), Lagos State have made an appeal to Governor Akinwunmi Ambode to save them from the distress caused by abandoned road construction projects within the community.

The abandoned road projects, they said, had not only worsened their condition but also opened them to new dangers when it rains. The area experiences harsh flooding after downpour and destroying their properties.

The construction, which started in 2013, was reportedly one of the rare governmental attention to address flooding in the area but ever since the project has come to a standstill some houses have been below the open and abandoned drainage level. This open drainage has reportedly caused a good number of residents to sustain severe injuries especially the children and elderly.

Mr Silas Bamigbade, the Community Secretary, lamented the poor state of the road saying, “The road grading and drainage construction has made our buildings fall below sea level. Once it rains, everywhere is flooded. In all ways, we pleaded with the government to please intervene. Rather than relieve us, it has compounded our problem. I don’t think the contractors have the experience because I don’t know why they should rechanneled a drainage to face a street. The only government attention we receive is raiding by tax collector. There is no street light in all the CDAs.”

Residents of Arobadade also plead with the government to intervene before a looming danger occasioned by high tension cables strikes the area.

source:The Nation



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