Lekki Phase 1 residents task Ambode on safety of lives and property
Residents of Lekki Phase 1 have urged Lagos State Governor Akinwunmi Ambode to beef up security in the axis to guarantee the safety of the lives and property of the people.
Chairman of the residents association, Prof Olumide Ajose, who spoke at a breakfast meeting, lamented that strangers parade the area to avoid gridlocks on the major roads, thereby disrupting the day-to-day activities of residents.
He said: “The situation in which Lekki has found itself is pathetic due to the state of insecurity that has bedeviled the axis. “Presently, the residents are at a crossroads; we don’t know what to do. The government needs to come to our rescue urgently before the situation gets out of hand.
“At a point, beggars and commercial motorcyclists were seen everywhere, even harassing motorists. We have seen influx of vehicular movements and commercial activities with the construction of the Lekki-Ikoyi Bridge to ease traffic.
“The estate comprises 10 zone, 135 streets and 180 businesses and we have been under stress since the bridge was constructed.”
Ajose also tasks the government on good drainage system, expressing residents’ readiness to partner with it to clear the secondary and tertiary drainages.
He disclosed that the association was in partnership with the Maroko Divisional Police Station to tackle insecurity in the area.
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