The Lagos State Government led by Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has been called upon to intervene in the dilapidated state of the roads in Oko-Afo community in the Badagry Local Government Area of the state.
One of the community leaders, the Chairman of Oko-Afo Central Community Development Association(CCDA), Mr. Osuntoki while lamenting on the state of infrastructural decay in the area beckoned on the government to rescue the community from the poor state of the road.
He stated that, being close to Badagry which ought to give the community vantage is of no use as both business and social activities in the area are threatened due to the poor condition of the roads thereby affecting the development of the area.
“It is really affecting even those of us who have lands here; some are not ready to develop it and some that have houses are not even ready to move in.
Many of us have rain boots in readiness for the rainy season. Once it rains, the whole place is flooded and it will be impossible to bring a car in or out and the only method of transportation is by Okada that is dangerous and sometimes when the road is slippery the Okada falls and passengers are brought down to the mud”. He said
Another community leader, Mr. Akingbade Tolu corroborated the issue saying that despite writing of several letters to the state government, the effort has been unproductive as promises made have not been fulfilled.
“After waiting in vain, we have been able to help ourselves with some communal efforts on a few streets spending close to two million naira which is championed by by Road Development Partner of Oko-Afo headed by Rev. Dike Johnson”. He added
Mr. Akingbade therefore reinforced that the community is in dire need and desperately seeking for intervention by the Sanwo-Olu led government to save the people in the area from going through horrors during raining season.