Since the turn of the year, residents of Elepe, Ijede, Osota, Agura, Okeletu and Gberigbe communities in Ikorodu, Lagos Mainland, have struggled daily to use the Elele-Ijede link road as a result of the dilapidated nature of the road.
InsideMainland gathered that the road which has currently gone from bad to worse as a result of negligence has been left residents of the axis wondering if the government has their interests at heart.
The stretch of the Elepe-Ijede road linking Agura-Gberigbe is currently in a shadow of itself as the road has turned into a nightmare for residents and other motorists who ply the axis.
As a result of the torrential rainfall witnessed across parts of Lagos at moment, using the road has become more difficult for motorists as the road has become waterlogged with large portholes evident across different portions of the road.
It was gathered that a rehabilitation work was done in the area earlier in July but has not brought the much-needed impact on the road.
This development has however led to a call by residents of the axis to the Akinwunmi Ambode led administration to come to their aid in the community.
Commenting on the state of the link road, a resident of Ikorodu community, Osho Kayode said; “My question is; Is Ikorudu no longer part of the areas in Lagos State that requires urgent development. It is high time we think twice before we cast our vote in 2019.”
Another resident, Bamitonegan Olajuwon said: “Orita Igbodu to Gberigbe is even worse than this and the Chairman of Ikorodu local Government said they spent N15 million for maintenance which is not in existence. All we benefit from this Government is non-motorable roads. The short distance from Ikorodu garage to Gberigbe now cost N500 when it rains and N300 when it’s not.
“Eighty percent of our vehicles are out of the road now because of one fault or the other. The government needs to do something urgently.”
Similarly, Adewale Atobiloye noted that the community his yet to benefit anything from the present administration. “Let’s say the fact, Ikorodu division has not benefited anything from this government. From Gberigbe, Adamo, Maya, to Lucky fiber, all those areas are very bad with no good road there,” he said.
Ewumi Tolulope also said “if there is no drainage or proper flow of the drainage then it is a labour loss.”