Ogun Governor, Dapo Abiodun Under Fire As Residents Lament Over Bad Roads


Governor Dapo Abiodun of Ogun State is not finding it easy as residents of the state have attacked him over the deplorable nature of roads in many parts of the state.

Residents of Sango, Ota, Ifo, Ijoko, Akute, Agbado, Oke Aro, Alagbole, Lambe, Atan, Owode-Ilaro, Yewa-Awori amongst others have cried out to Nigerians on the terrible state of the roads in their areas.

While expressing their pains, residents of Ado-Odo/Ota said; “Despite being the industrial hub of the state, the people of Ado-Odo/Ota Local Government are seriously suffering from the poor state of our roads. Those in the helms of affairs use the funds generated in our area to develop other regions.”

“We can no longer go out with our cars, industries in our local government have started to relocate.”

“We will soon post the names of those that are representing us from this local government to the public, from federal down to local government. So people can see their wicked faces.”

“Before we post their names to the public, with crystal clear message of their failure, they should go to the media and explain the reason our roads and other infrastructure can’t be fixed in Ado-Odo/Ota Local Government, but Ijebu and Abeokuta can be fixed and maintained, year in year out.”

“We pay tax and generate the highest revenue for the state, including the Federal Government.”

Also residents of Yewa/Awori said; “The problems cannot be solved until both Yewa and Awori people agree and come together so as to win in the governorship election by bringing one person as candidate. If not, 20 years to come, nobody will come to our rescue.”

“Let’s bring one person from Yewa/Awori as governorship candidate and let us all support him. If he now fails to fix our problems, then we are the problem of ourselves.”

“Most of our representatives from Federal down to ward level are voiceless. May God help the Ogun West region.”

Furthermore residents of Sango-Idiroko stated that; “Sango-Idiroko international road is an eyesore and absolutely condemnable. The road deserves urgent attention. Governor Abiodun should help us to fix our bad road, safety first.”

“The Ogun West situation is so pathetic economically, infrastructurally and wellness wise.”

“Unfortunately our representatives in government are caged by what makes them look elsewhere rather than see the rots. I believe it was a calculated attempt to remove Ogun West from being the economic hub of Ogun State.”

“The main reason why industries are now relocating from both Agbara and Sango-Ota to Siun and Sagamu is because of the bad road network and increase in the cost of production, as a result of untoward loss due to logistics and transportation challenges. God will fight our case.”

“Our case in Ogun West is so pathetic, despite the fact that Ogun West is the largest industrial area in the state, where the state is generating the highest revenue from. Now, look at the state of the roads in the area, mostly Ado-Odo/Ota Local Government.”

“The roads that lead to a neighbouring country in a sorry state. The roads are so dilapidated, leading to loss of lives and property damage. Automatically, political leaders and representatives of this area must be questioned.”

“I went to Sango recently. It was hell! The road is bad, one side was a lake. I was the only one swimming inside because I was driving a truck. The other side had heavy traffic. Ogun State does not have a government.”

Also, according to residents of Yewa-Awori; “We are being marginalised by the state government, our area will develop only if we can unite and produce a governor in subsequent elections.”

However, an indivdual who visited Matogun, Oke-Aro recently, lamented that; “I went to see someone at Matogun, Oke-Aro, I took pain relief after I got back home because the body pain was too much. The roads are really bad. I don’t know how they cope when it rains. I really hope Ogun State improves infrastructure wise because it’s in a sad state.”

“Ogun State is not taking advantage of its proximity to Lagos. All the border town roads are eyesore. Akute, Ajuwon, Alagbole, Agbado crossing, Ijoko, Ota down to Agbara. There’s no government presence in all these aforementioned areas. It is a big shame!”

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