Road repairs: Shomolu residents rain accolades on Ambode

Residents of Odunlade and Fadipe streets in Shomolu, Lagos have praised Governor Akinwumi Ambode for the ongoing repair of roads in the area.

A resident, Mr Steven Akindele, said the repair would drive economic activities in the area and address the people’s hardship.

Akindele said the area was prone to flooding when it rains, adding that many had relocated because of that.

He said: “We are very happy with the repair of the road here; we thought this place had been forgotten by the government. The traffic situation around here was also hectic because of the condition of the road, but all that has changed now with the rehabilitation of the road.”

Lagos State Public Works Corporation (LSPWC) Chief Executive Officer, Ayotunde Sodeinde said the Governor directed that the roads be repaired because they had deteriorated.

He said: “This is exactly what we have done. Before, this road was impassable and there were no drainage. When we moved in we reconstructed the drainage to discharge from Odunlade Street through Fadipe into a collectable drainage so as to address the problem of flooding.”

Sodeinde said the road measuring about 483m was presently under-going base preparation after which asphalting would begin in a few days if the weather is favourable.

He lamented the indiscriminate dumping of refuse into the drains, which creates blockage and incessant flooding when it rains. Sodeinde said the Ministry of the Environment and the Lagos State Waste Management Authority (LAWMA) had just concluded a meeting with the Community Development Association (CDA) on how to improve sanitation in the area.

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