Residents of Ifako-Ijaiye in the Lagos Mainland area of the state have appealed to Governor Akinwunmi Ambode to urgently repair inner roads destroyed in the process of executing the Abule-Egba flyover project.
The residents made the appeal during the constituency stakeholders’ meeting organised by Hon. Rasheed Makinde, representing the constituency at the Lagos State House of Assembly.
The spokesman for the residents, Mr Gboyega Salvador, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that over 41 roads in the area had been damaged when Abule-Egba Flyover Bridge was being constructed.
“Mainly, our challenge prior to the construction of Abule-Egba flyover is bad link roads. The first thing the state should have done is to repair all the inner roads.
“We have lost almost 41 inner roads in Ojokoro council area and this is affecting the economic activities of the constituency, “he said.
Also speaking, Oba Saka Taiwo, the Alagbado of Orile-Alagbado, who commended Ambode for infrastructural development, also said that most inner roads in the area needed repair. “We are not saying the government is not trying, we are only saying they should not rest on their oars but try harder for the development of the society, “ the traditional ruler said.
Earlier in his speech, Makinde, who was Chairman, House Committee on House Services, said the event was to feel the pulse of the people as their representative and relate same to the executive arm.
He said that the objectives of the meeting were to strengthen participatory democracy, ensure true representation through accountability and seek inputs from constituents on their welfare and needs.
“We have passed various resolutions that have changed the lives of the people and the face of Lagos State. The House has continued to work tirelessly in attending to disputes bordering on matters of justice, violation of human rights and others,” he said.