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IN BADAGRY: Residents cry-out as heaps of refuse, overrun community roads

“There is refuse at every turn and our roads have become nightmares. We have received no attention from the government.” These were the words of an aggrieved Badagry resident who is currently seeking solutions to the myriad of problems plaguing the community.

According to the residents, large portions of the stretch of the road from Alakija community al the way down to Badagry is in a terrible shape with road user spending productive hours on the road due to its current state.

In addition, some portions of the roads have been turned into refuse dumps with waste managers taking too much time to attend to the situation, InsideMainland gathered.

Commenting on the development, a resident said; “From Alakija down to Badagry is no longer part of Lagos State in terms of road and waste management. I believe now that the election is here, the politician will use a chopper to Badagry to campaign due to the state of the road.

“It is a shame that we have to call for refuse to be cleared in the area. If there was proper service and efficiency, sidewalks and roads will not be turned to a refuse dump.”

Another resident who do not want to be named said; “The roads are in a sorry state between Alakija to Iyana Ira. If you decide to drive, it will take you about four hours to cover just a ten minutes distance.

“The traffic situation has become worrisome especially in the evenings because of the number of people who are trying to access their respective homes, we need urgent government intervention in this axis.”

Also speaking, another resident identified simply as Hakam said; “Taxpayers and electorates are suffering too much on that’s axis. You won’t pass through that route daily without getting angry with the government.

“There is virtually no major bus stop along that axis without heap of refuse. You need to see the level of exploitation by the okada riders because that is the only option available if you want to spend less hours in heavy traffic.”

Reacting to the heaps of refuse in the area, a waste manager, Mr. Akintayo, servicing the community stated that; “I am aware of this location. This spot has peculiar features because there is canal immediately after that wastes and not all equipment can work there. We are working towards removing the wastes already and this could materialise anytime from now.”

Recall that InsideMainland earlier reported that community leaders with the backing of monarchs from Badagry community were set for talks with the Akinwunmi Ambode led administration to find lasting solutions to the myriad of problems in Badagry community, Lagos Mainland.



Idris Aina
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