Residents laud Ambode over inner roads repairs, allege sabotage
Some residents of Abule Egba, Lagos State have commended Governor Akinwunmi Ambode for fulfilling his pledge to carry out comprehensive repair of all inner roads damaged as a result of the newly commissioned construction of the flyover in the area.
The construction of the bridge, which was completed within thirteen months, led to many of the adjoining roads in the area to be in deplorable state due to congestion occasioned by traffic diversion.
Many of the residents had urged the governor to come to their aid by fixing the roads to complement the good work that had been done with the construction of the bridge.
At the commissioning of the Abule Egba Bridge on May 17, 2017, Ambode assured residents of the area that all the adjoining and alternative roads disrupted in the course of the construction of the bridge would be fixed, as all had been awarded for rehabilitation.
True to his word, less than two weeks after the commissioning, contractors have moved to site to begin the rehabilitation of the inner roads in Abule Egba beginning with Charity Road.
The rehabilitation of the roads is expected to further enhance traffic flow in the area, which since the opening of the flyover has greatly improved movement in and around the axis.
A resident of Ile-Ogbo in Abule Egba, Mrs Temitope Oyekunle commended the governor for keeping his words, saying that the development had brought relief to people of the area.
Another resident, Mr. Olakunle Joseph, said the quality of work being done on the inner roads was commendable and it shows the seriousness of the government of the day to truly transform all parts of the state.
However, residents of the two worst inner roads, Biyi Adepegba-Urban Youths Vibes and Baale Bakare Way, have raised the alarm that they may not be repaired as sand tippers owned by powerful interests have destroyed and made them impassable.
They alleged that the interests may be political enemies of the governor who want to rubbish the good work he is doing as the two roads link other parts of Abule Egba and are crucial to unlock the gridlock still noticeable in other parts of the area.
“The two roads are also in a high-voting population area,” a resident added.