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Residents bemoan untold hardship on Iju, Fagba access road

Residents of Iju, Fagba and Ishaga communities in Lagos State have cried out on the current state of the access road that links part of the communities.

The residents have condemned the untold hardship faced while plying the access road and have called on the state government to find a lasting solution to the development.

Presently, residents using the Jonathan Coker road to connect Abule Egba and Lagos Abeokuta Expressway are faced with a tough situation as they seek to access their various destinations.

Daily, motorists are stuck at the rail track because of a sordid job. It was learnt that a flyover is meant to be constructed at that portion of the road, but, nothing of such.

Perhaps, this would not have given anyone a concern if the laying of the rail track has been done well such that vehicles can move freely without any hitch.

Unfortunately, this is not the case, as everyday, vehicles are stuck there thereby causing traffic gridlock on the axis.

According to a resident who reacted to the situation, he noted that; “The other day, when Governor Babajide Sanwoolu came to Ojokoro to commission 31 roads, the rail workers were seen doing frantic effort to do palliative work. Since the Governor left, motorists have returned back to their plights. It’s not surprising, this is the same way they blocked an inter-state road at the Agbado Crossing intersection.”

He continued saying: “The questions on my mind are: must our development be suffering driven? Can’t our development be human friendly? Why is it difficult for us to pursue sustainable development? Why is it difficult for us to envision the future in our planning and development strive?

“This laying of rail track at Fagba if left unchecked is just another time bomb and disaster waiting as sooner or later, the realities of the sordid job done will soon become clear to all and sundry.”



Idris Aina
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