Ejigbo-Ikotun Road; Ambode, All Talk, No Action

IMG_20150912_102629Some say it is the road to hell, others call it hell itself. The comparison explains the woes the road foists on its users. Before the visit, there was a light downpour, but the sight seemed as though the sky emptied all its contents on the earth. The puddles on the road competed in the volume of water they gathered. Vehicles are allowed only a small good portion to snake through. Commercial tricycles, popularly known asKeke Napep, waddle like ducks inside large craters.

The foregoing illustrates the disrepair of Ejigbo-Ikotun Road, a road, like others in similar shapes, mocks the millennium city ambition of the state government. Ayo Babatunde, a commercial motorcyclist in the area, said “living in a forest is better than Ejigbo.” Not a few of the residents agree with him. Taofeek Temidire, a motor park attendant, revealed successive government have neglected the road, since 2005. The visit in July of Governor Akinwunmi Ambode produced promises, but no action. “I have come personally to see for myself the state of Ejigbo road and it is very clear that this is totally unacceptable and there is no other remedy than to let our officials come to site within the next one week and the people of this neighbourhood should be guaranteed that work will start on Ikotun-Ejigbo-Isolo axis ‎within the next seven days”, he stated. The continuing agony road users and residents face on the road answers the self-evident question: Can Governor Ambode be taken for his word? His visit, another political razzmatazz, the people say.IMG_20150912_102312

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