The residents of Coker, Itire and Ikate communities, Lagos Mainland have cried out on the current state of the canals in their communities adding that the worth attitude of the contractor scheduled to clear the canals is about causing a major setback for the axis.
According to a resident of Coker-Aguda community, the canal was initially cleared by the contractor but the refuse was left just by the edge of the canal allowing it to find its way back into the canal.
The resident noted that works on the canal has been abandoned by the contractor who has left the refuse unattended to for several weeks.
It was learnt that the caterpillar used by the contractors working on site has developed a fault leading to the workers abandoning works till the equipment is fixed.
Meanwhile, while Coker residents lament the neglect by the contractor working on the canal, Itire/Ikate insist that the canal in their community is yet to get the needed government attention.
The residents fear that the lack of action on clearing the canal might lead to flooding and potential damage to properties in the axis.
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