Temade residents association in Eyita, Ikorodu, has said unbearable experiences during rainy season, due to large potholes motivated them to fix roads in the area.
The association on Sunday, engaged the services of a grading and ramming machines, to create some relief ahead of the rainy season.
Ajibola Bisiliyu Bakare, chairman, Board of Trustee (BoT) of the association, told Newsbreak that landlords and tenants had to part with scarce resources to fix the street and others close to it.
“We agreed at our meeting to levy ourselves and fix the streets. We engaged the services of a grader and a rammer, so that after grading, the ramming machine can make it very solid, as the rainy season is fast approaching. This cost us about N150,000.
“We constructed a culvert last year at the cost of N600,000 at the entrance of the street. The rainy season is fast approaching, we have to prepare so we won’t have those bad experiences when it starts fully.
“You can also see that we fixed some parts of Oguntuga and Oguntade Ogunoya streets,” he said.
Olaoye Matthew Oyeleke, a tenant who coordinates the affairs of the street, disclosed that each household was levied N5,000, but not all of them complied.
“The plan to fix the street has been on ground for a while. We took the final decision to go ahead with the grading on Saturday. Some houses contributed their N5,000, while some ignored us.” he stated.
Another tenant, Oluwafemi Aremu, a member of the project committee, said it took the association six years to actualise the grading of the street.
He also revealed that the committee employed different methods to raise fund for the project.
“I moved to this street six years ago and since then, the plan to grade this road has been on ground. We approached people who are not member of the association to support us. Some of them did and we have been able to actualize that plan today,” he noted.
Ethelbert obizulike, a member of the project committee, said the ordeal motorists go through while using the road pushed them to embark on the project.
“The impact of rain on this street has been very bad. The potholes and rain water make passage of human beings and automobiles very difficult. So we had to go house to house and also talk to other people who are not members of the association to assist us. Everything you are seeing here is made possible by efforts of individuals,” he stressed.