By Charles Gerard
The construction of a link road between Shasha and Akonjo has opened up the area to lots of commercial activities. This development has impacted positively on the lives of residents of these areas.
But the poor drainage system in some part of the area, particularly Ajumoni Estate, is giving residents of the area sleepless nights as they are constantly exposed to the menace of erosion.
The situation gets worsened whenever there is heavy downpour. Flood water which should ordinarily be channeled through the canal, empties into the street, making the roads impassable.
This development has prompted landlords and concerned residents of the area to call on the the Lagos State Government and relevant agencies to come to their assistance.
The Secretary of Daniel Ebodaghe Street, one of the streets affected by the ravaging erosion, Mr S. Banjo told Vanguard Homes & Property that the residents have made repeated calls on Lagos State Government to come to save them from an impending danger by finding a lasting solution to the erosion problem.
“The residents have made several efforts to draw the attention of Government to their plight but without any success. It is as a result of these failed efforts that landlords and their tenants decided to reach out to Vanguard Newspapers to help in highlighting their plight and possibly get Lagos State to act,” he said.
According to him, the call has become urgent in view of predictions that Lagos would witness heavy rains this year.