The group made an FOI request to the Lagos government.
A civic group, Civil Society Network Against Corruption (CSNAC), has issued a request to the Lagos State government over the disrepair of the Ejigbo-Idimu road.
In a letter dated November 18, 2013 and addressed to the Commissioner of Works and Infrastructure, Kadiri Hamzat, the Chairman of CSNAC, Olarenwaju Suraju, asked the state government to provide the organisation documents of the contract for the reconstruction of the road showing the total cost of the contact, name of the contractor awarded the contract, deadline for completion of the project, and relevant documents in support of responses to these requests. The group asked for these information within seven days as stipulated by the Freedom of Information Act 2011
While describing the state of the road as decrepit, CSNAC said the road has been completely abandoned by motorists except for commercial motorcyclists and tricycles.
“The Ejigbo-Idimu road in Alimosho Local Government Area of Lagos State, in a current decrepit status, has degenerated gradually over the years due to lack of maintenance. The road has dilapidated to the extent that the commercial buses, including the few motorists who used to ply the road, have had to abandon it for alternative access roads.
“The road is filled with gullies and puddles, reducing means of transportation on the road to ‘okada’ (motorcycle) and ‘keke Maruwa’ (tricycles) and even, the okada and Maruwa riders have to glide through the puddles carefully, lest machine and its passengers end up in the dirty water,” wrote Mr. Suraju.
He explained that though the Lagos State Government recently listed the road as part of on-going projects in the state, the road has been abandoned since 2011 after some construction work commenced on it.
Mr. Suraju also said the state government abandoned complaints from inhabitants of the areas on the state of the road as published in national newspapers.
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