Mixed reactions are trailing claims by the Chairman of the Ejigbo Local Council Development Area, Mr. Kehinde Bamigbetan on Facebook that the LCDA had commenced work on the Eijgbo-Jakande Estate Road which has now become a nightmare for commuters in the area.
In the last three weeks, commuters had spent an average of five hours trying to cross the less than two kilometres road linking Ijegun, Ikotun, Ejigbo and Jakande Estate with Oke-Afa, through Isolo or Cele-Express.
An editor in one of the national newspapers who resides in Ikotun said he left his house with the aim of arriving his office by 2pm last Sunday and ended up getting there by 8pm because of traffic gridlock on Ejigbo road.
However, some respondents praised Bamigbetan for working hard to alleviate people’s problems while others blamed the Action Congress of Nigeria, ACN- led government in the state of paying lip-service to roads rehabilitation in the Ikotun-Egbe axis.
According to one of the respondents, there was no equitable distribution of social amenities in the state as some were treated better than others.
Bamigbetan had stated in the social network that, “I sincerely hope you have attempted this route in the last three weeks! The section between NNPC junction and Jakande Estate is being reconstructed! Please visit this weekend to see things yourself.
“And to further demonstrate that the ACN government is working in our axis. I want to assure you that by the time the LCDA begins its first set of five roads, commuting across Ejigbo will become even better.”
But apparently resigning himself to fate, one of the residents, Babalola Sunday said: “ God’s time is the best.”
One Atinuke Ola in his comments asked Bamigbetan, “Chairman, before rain started nko? This our country is just wonderful with wonderful leaders; yet the citizens pay their taxes via Pay As You Earn, PAYE. Haa! What a country.”
Also, Aminat Odindinore Alli-Agboola said: “Oga, that is no excuse. Why wait for the rainy season?” Just as Kunle Odusola-Stevenson lamented, saying “the irony is that over 70 percent of our people will still vote for those that tell them what they want to hear and do the opposite.”
Olatunde Badmus said: “Uneasy lies the head that wears the crown. Please note all comments and act accordingly. The pain we go through on that road is too much.
Emeka Ogbeide said: Inspite of my reservations about timing, I commend your efforts in doing something about the earth roads covering over two-thirds of your area.
Semitron Gbuji thank you sir kayode street by adekoroye junction st and olanrewaju powerline should pls be looked at urgently.
Babalola Sunday Sir, please do not forget the drainage system of Tajudeen Ogunseye Street, Ejigbo.
Omolaja Babatunde Thomas We expect you guys to do a thorough jobs on the roads. Commuters living in the Ejigbo-Ikotun-Egbe axis have suffered untoward hardship as a result of outright neglect of the road. The lagos ACN govt is most culpable considering the fact that the party always gets its highest votes from that area.
It was a big shame and inexplicable disappointment on the Lagos ACN that Ejigbo-Ikotun-Egbe road is in such a distasteful state. Why dosen’t the govt treat Bode Thomas, Akerele, Itire road, Eric Moore, lawanson road and several others like that. Too bad. In order to placate the people living in the axis, the Lagos Government-cum-Ejigbo LCDA should do a thorough job on that road.
Alliyu Rasaq Oyetunde your testimonies are sure and simple converting the discerning ones and you have excelled more than them all.
Azeem Saka Sir, can’t they do the grading all night because the suffering is getting much everyday. I leave my working place by 5p.m and do not get home till 9pm or 10p.m every day due to closure of the road being repaired.
Lara Bash Sir.the road from garage through Agbole to Imakiyo should be put into consideration too. Welldone Sir.
Awotile Nelly Thanks for your promise, we pray that God will always continue to grant you the enablement!
Femi Muyiwa : You talk well the tiger!
Bamigbetan, ?however denied some of the allegations of non-performance levelled against him and ACN, saying: ‘’work on the roads has never stopped. It is going to slow down because of the weather, hence this announcement. We did not wait for the rainy season. The rainy season met us at work. And our experience determined what I told you. We graded more than 50 roads before the rains came. Grading is a continuous exercise. It only slows down during the rains.’’