By Aliykhal Lanre
Residents of Olomore Housing Estate in Abeokuta North Local Government Area of Ogun State and Motorists have again appealed to the State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun to urgently repair gaping potholes and bad portions of Olomore, Brewery roads.
Both residents and motorists insist that these areas have not been as bad as in the past two to three years under the past administration of Senator Ibikunle Amosun.
The Community Leaders, Businessmen, Traders and Commuters in the areas have called on the governor to factor Olomore, Brewery roundabout into the key areas he pays attention to, noting that it has become unbearable for people to ply the roads to arrive their various destinations.
A Community Leader, Elder Jacob Fagbounge said that it was pathetic that Prince Dapo Abiodun-led administration had forgotten the people of the area, noting that no road in Olomore Housing Estate is motorable, even the link road is in a deplorable state.
He said that it took the Community Development Associations (CDAs) of Olomore to take the bull by the horn in repairing the roads during the lockdown period, saying that no refund was made to them by the State Government till date.
“We need to repair the roads by ourselves during the lockdown period, as we find it very difficult to ply the road, though it was a self-help project, now that it is beyond our capacity, Governments needs to come to our aid by putting the roads in better condition for the betterment of our people,” Fagbounge said
Solomon Ajakanri, a motorist, who plies Olomore- Brewery road, said, it is sad that such terrible roads still existing in Nigeria, describing the road as a death trap. Ajakanri called on both the Federal and State Governments to take urgent steps to fix it.
“Imagine, a journey from Olohunda to Abeokuta that is supposed to be for one hour take well over two hours because of the poor condition of our roads, especially this Olomore and Brewery roundabout,” he said
To recall, this year in July, Ogun State Government said that it was aware of the challenges confronting residents as a result of deplorable conditions of roads spread across the State, but till date, most of these roads have not been attended to by the government.
The State Commissioner for Works and Infrastructure, Engr. Ade Akinsanya stated that all the deplorable roads across the state would be repaired, but those of Olomore, Brewery roundabout, Oke-Ata, Ibara Orile and many more remain the same as at filling this report.