- Some residents in mainland local government have called on Governor Akinwunmi Ambode to save them from impending cholera outbreak
- The residents said that the bad state of roads and drainage on in the area is posing health challenge to them
- Chairperson of Lagos mainland local government and the executives of the council, Omolola Essien, was said to have recently promised to fix some bad roads in the council
Residents and traders in the market street by Freeman, cemetery, Osholake, Kano and Herbert Macauley streets in Lagos Mainland local government have expressed displeasure over the poor state of roads and the dilapidated drainage in their districts.
Legit.ng regional reporter, Subair Mohammed's investigation after a Facebook user, Olatunde Dawodu, expressed fear on his page about possible outbreak of cholera in the area, revealed that the people of the area need urgent government's intervention.
It was gathered that Dawodu lamented the negative impact of the bad state of roads and drainage on his residence.
He wrote thus: “This thing is getting serious even my compound has been flooded. Do the government want us to die of cholera in this district? Save us from cholera epidemic. Is this the change we voted for?
"We cannot visit the toilet without using rain boots. There has been no improvement in the standard of living of residents in the community.
"If you can do anything about this, I think the time is right to do something because this change government of a thing is not changing anything. It rather worsens things.”
In a chat with Legit.ng, a resident, Olabode Lawrence, complained about how the state of the roads has affected the quality of lives of residents in the community.
According to him, almost all the roads in Lagos mainland local government were flooded and littered with garbage.
He said: “Some of the roads are littered with waste and as a result the roads become flooded. This is why the roads stink whenever you walk through it. I am calling on the chairperson of Lagos mainland local government to address our infrastructure needs.”
An auto spare parts dealer who simply identified himself as Chukwuemeka also lent his voice to the call for quick rehabilitation of roads within the Oyingbo district as he said it is an eyesore seeing the waste and bad roads daily.
The chairperson of Lagos mainland local government and the executives of the council, Omolola Essien, recently went on inspection tour to assess the extent of the damage on the roads and drainage and possibly commence repair works on the affected parts.
The roads inspected include market street by freeman, cemetery street, Osholake street and the dilapidated drainage on Kano street and Herbert Macaulay street inward Oyingbo to assess the level of work done by the maintenance team of the council.
Essien, however, assured residents of Willoughby, Market street and environs of her commitment to infrastructural development just as she advised communities to caution road side mechanics.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that pedestrians and commuters in Ejigbo, Lagos, have expressed their displeasure over the bad traffic caused by manholes in front of the local council secretariat.
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