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IN OSHODI: Residents groan on slow pace of work on Airport road construction

Residents and commuters along Ajao Estate who ply the Murtala Mohammed International Airport road have appealed to the HITECH Construction Company to speed up construction work in the axis to ease the agonies faced as a result of the ongoing works.

This is just as the residents discomfort on the closure of the major access road into the area, which has thus caused unprecedented gridlock on that axis.

Commenting on the development, some of the residents lamented that the ongoing construction work has brought explainable traffic snarl and immense pressure on Osolo road which serves as the only road for vehicles coming in or going out of the estate.

It was also learnt that the situation is taking a toll on man-hour and businesses along that axis.

Speaking to Echo News, a resident, Calistus Nwankwo, said that he has decided to abandon his car during weekdays in order to prevent it from untimely damage and to also save his own life.

Also, a community leader in the area, Elder Francis Makinde, stated that the situation is compounded by poor lightings of the entire street at night and the presence of urchins who take over traffic control to make quick money from the helpless motorists.

“Interestingly, Ajao Gate Road serves as the major route into and out of the estate. With the situation, everybody is forced to pass Osolo Way, which is rowdy.

“We are also worried about the security and safety hazards in the event of emergencies like medical, fire outbreak or robbery. As things are now, it is impossible for a fire truck to enter the estate, almost impossible for an ambulance to navigate the chaotic traffic,” he said.

Reacting to the development, a HITECH Construction Company site engineer, Acho Acho said; “People should bear with us for the inconveniences the road construction might have caused. We are not happy that the road is closed temporarily, but it is just for us to complete the ongoing construction work.”



Idris Aina
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