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Mushin residents urge LG to repair inner roads

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Residents of Mushin area of Lagos State on Thursday pleaded with the local government to rehabilitate the inner roads in the city.

Some residents in the area told Nigeria News Agency that the deplorable state of the road has impacted on the lives of the residents negatively.

Mr Remi Ajose, a resident of 20 years, said that the deplorable state of the road has been an issue for years.

“From the day I started living in this area, the state of the road has been bad, the state and local government has done nothing about it.

“The inner roads are the duties of the local government to fix but nothing has been done about it despite several pleas.

“The bad road has made life difficult for us because of the unbearable daily traffic we experience and this has made the place insecure.

“It’s about time that something is done to address this issue because we have been neglected for so long and we are part of the state,” he said.

Mrs Adenike Adesesan, a mother of four, noted that the state of the road has attributed to the underdevelopment of the area.

She said that real estate developers have refused to develop the area because of the bad road.

“Nobody would want to put up any infrastructure in an area that isn’t accessible due to bad road and insecurity so these challenges must be addressed.

“Mushin is a great place that just needs to be rebranded and given a total makeover but that isn’t the case so people are not encouraged to live or stay here,” she said.

Mr Tope Ojo, a student, also urged the local government to fix the inner roads.

“What is the local government doing with the allocation it is receiving and they cannot carry out minor projects like fixing the road.

“People must be held accountable for their actions as we cannot keep on living like this. I can’t wait to leave this area because I don’t see anything changing in the nearest future,” he said.

Another resident, Mathew Adeyemi, urged the local government to take palliative measures in fixing the road.

“It is obvious that the government has neglected this area so we should take some measure on our own by filling up the potholes with sand and stones.

“By doing this, it would help in bringing attention to the appropriate authorities and they would do something about it,” he said.

Mr Emmanuel Bamigboye, the Chairman, Mushin Local Government wasn’t available for comments when contacted in his office.

Calls and text messages put through to him weren’t responded to, as at the time of filling this report.

Edited By: Abigael Joshua/Wale Ojetimi

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